When you’re driving around Monterey, or anywhere else for that matter, it’s important that you can stop when you too and in a timely manner. It’s easy to let brakes go and to keep pushing off getting them taken care of because we always think we can get just a little bit more out of them. We often worry that it’s going to be an expense that we don’t want to have to prioritize right now. The thing is, though, that your brakes are often your first line of defense out on the road and it’s never worth risking your life or the lives of others. So whether you're a race car driver or just an average driver, it's never a good idea to let your brakes get to the smokin' stage!
Watch out for these signs and don’t wait to have them looked at by a trusted professional:
Squeaking while braking or even sometimes when baking up
Pedal bouncing while coming to a stop off of the freeway (or any significant speed)
Pedal going to the floor and the car not stopping (although you should have had signs before you get to this one!)
Not stopping as fast as you used to
Car pulling to one side or the other while braking (less common, but still worth check out!)
If you’re really on top of things and make auto maintenance a priority as we all should (no judgement here though!), have your entire vehicle checked out twice a year and that definitely should include your brakes! The worst time to find out you needed new brakes is when it’s been proved to you in the worst way.
The safety of you and your passengers is our number one priority. Robert’s Collision & Repair is here for you to help keep you happy and safely cruising this beautiful part of the country. Our facility is state of the art and houses the best in equipment, technology, and quality products to help you get the most out of your hybrid vehicle. The team of experts at Robert’s Collision & Repair in Monterey will always make your safety our number one priority. Whether your vehicle needs help with new brakes, a detail service, auto body work, or other auto service or repair, make your appointment with Robert’s Collision & Repair today! See you soon!