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Your brakes are the most important safety aspect of your car, but would you know when they are experiencing problems and could cause a dangerous situation? This article includes common indicators. When it comes to knowing when your vehicle needs your attention, your brakes are one of the easiest signs to recognize. The challenge for most motorists is knowing what those common signs are. After all, if you didn’t study mechanics at school then you likely didn’t learn much more than the fact your brake make your vehicle stop.

Identifying the Signs That Your Brakes Need Attention

Knowing just how important brakes are to the safety of you and your passengers, USA Synthetics has the following information to help you identify problems with your brakes.

What's That Sound?

The first time that you heard the noise you assumed it was just the car beside you. The next time saw the blame placed on the kids riding their bikes on the road. Now that it’s happened a third time you’re unsure who to blame. If the sound you are hearing is a high pitched squeaking or grinding noise then the blame should be placed squarely on your brakes. You see, brake pads have a tiny metal pin inside the material. As your pads wear down, this pin becomes more exposed until it finally comes into contact with your wheel, leading to the horrible noise you hear each time that you stop. This is your brake pad’s way of telling you that it needs your attention. Click here to buy AMSOIL DOT 3 and DOT 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid which has been designed for maximum traction control. To learn more about how this product can improve your car’s performance or speak with an expert about any of your engine fluid needs, give USA Synthetics a call at (405) 388-6170. A friendly professional can answer any questions you have and ensure you find the right product for your engine type.

What Took So Long?

Do you remember the times when your car would brake at the drop of a hat! Well, maybe not that quickly! But you get the point that your car now takes longer to brake than it used to. While you may think you are going crazy, you’re actually the best person to know how your car should drive. If you can feel that it’s taking longer to slow down, then it is! This is a prominent sign that your brake pads need replacing.

Can You Hear a Click?

If you can hear a clicking noise coming from your wheels then it’s time to pull over and inspect your brakes as best as possible. What you are looking for is any sign that your brake pads were either installed improperly or that they have become loose in their fitting. When this happens, your brakes move around and click against the metal fitting each time that you apply pressure to the brake pedal. There are a number of reasons why your brake pads may be loose, but whatever the cause, be sure to visit your mechanic without delay.

But I Wanted to Go Left…?

In the world of autonomous cars, it can be difficult to know whether the car knows what it’s doing or not. Of course, if you don’t have an autonomous car then it definitely shouldn’t be deciding which direction to go in! If you apply the brakes to slow or stop and you notice that your car starts to pull to one side, it’s time to get your brakes checked. It doesn’t matter if it’s a loose caliper or your brake pads are wearing unevenly, get your car to a mechanic and have its brakes inspected by a mechanic.

Improve Your Car's Performance With a Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK

Knowing when your brakes need your attention is the best way to prevent dangerous situations from occurring. And as you have read, the signs are easily identifiable. If you notice any of the above occurring in your vehicle, be sure to give your brakes a thorough inspection and if you can’t locate the problem, visit your mechanic. If, throughout your maintenance, you notice your brake fluid or any other engine fluid level is running low, be sure to top it up before you drive next. To learn more about which products are right for your vehicle, speak with an expert at USA Synthetics by calling (405) 388-6170 or check out the online store for further information about the range of high-quality AMSOIL engine fluids available.

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