So, your brakes are squealing, and you’re wondering what to do next? Well, as you’re no doubt already aware (and it almost goes without saying): the most important safety feature of your car is that it can brake. After all, the alternative when push comes to shove is that it can crash – into a pole, into a tree, into a pedestrian or into another car. So, considering how important they are, it’s not that surprising that car owners get a bit anxious when brakes start making weird screeching or squealing noises.
A winter wonderland can quickly turn into an icy nightmare for people who haven’t prepared their car for snow and ice. There are many different ways for car owners to ready their vehicles for the coldest months of the year, depending on their location and driving habits. Setting aside a little time and money to winterize your wheels can spare significant expenses and frustration in the months ahead.
There are a few things that your vehicle will warn you about when they need to be replaced or examined. The brakes are one such system. When you begin to hear some of the warning signs that are given, then you need to find a mechanic who can check the brake pads and rotors to determine how much longer you might be able to safely drive your vehicle.