Without a doubt brakes are most important safety feature of your vehicle. You could be trying to stop quickly to avoid running through a red light. Or maybe a car ahead stopped abruptly. Regardless of the reason, you want to make sure you are able to stop to protect not only the passengers in your vehicle but other vehicle passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.
Every time you use your brakes, the friction that causes your car to stop wears your brake pads or shoes. Over time this causes your brakes to lose their effectiveness and increases your stopping distance, though you may not notice the gradual change. If your car pulls to one side while braking, if your brake pedal pulsates or feels “mushy,” or if you hear a noise when you apply your brakes, get them checked out immediately.
If your brakes have gotten to the point where you are starting to have troubles stopping within a reasonable distance, learn more about our brake repair and replacement service in Victoria BC. On that page you will learn more about brakes, our service and be able to book an appointment online.