The number of vehicles on the road have been growing at an enormous speed. The traffic these days is beyond measure and reckless driving has become way too common. That’s why it is important for people to ensure their Hyundai vehicle brake system is working well at all times.
So, how do you know if your brakes are working well?
Here are a few signs that you always need to look out for.
1. Disturbing noises while applying brakes
If you hear any noise like screeching, grinding, clicking, squeaking or scraping when you apply the brakes, there’s a problem! It is advisable to get your brakes immediately by sending your car to a Hyundai service center.
A proper service center will ensure your brake system remains in its healthiest working condition.
2. Pulling of a car
If your car pulls to one side when you apply brakes, it is an indication of a potentially dangerous situation. Your brake system will need to be inspected and repaired as soon as possible. While pulling to one side does not always indicate a serious issue, it may grow into one in a short period of time.
There are various reasons for pulling of a car – like uneven tire pressure, worn out brake pads, stuck caliper etc., which should also be kept in mind.
3. Grabbing of brake system
An over sensitive brake pedal, one that causes the brakes to grab at even the slightest touch, is another warning sign. An oversensitive brake pedal could indicate an unevenly worn rotor or dirty/ contaminated brake fluid.
To get the car serviced and check the brakes on a regular basis is therefore recommended.
4. Vibration in a brake pedal
In case of normal brake functioning, your car should come to a smooth stop. However, if your brake pedal pulses or vibrates during a typical stop, it indicates that there is some trouble.
Vibration in brake pedal is mostly due to warped rotors. It generally happens under extreme stress for an extended period, such as braking continuously down a steep mountainside or braking frequently while towing something heavy.
A vibrating brake pedal can also be due to misaligned wheels.
5. Light indicator on dashboard
There is also a system of brake light in every car. It is illuminated on your car’s dashboard. This is something which can be easily monitored. So, whenever this sign is on in your car, have your brakes checked as soon as possible.
Factors that can affect your brake system health, include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Be sure to check your brakes regularly to avoid expensive rotor or drum replacement.
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