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Signs That Your Brakes Need Repairs

January 16, 2020




Brakes are one of the most important safety features of any vehicle. It’s important to make sure your brakes are always in good working condition so that you can maintain total control of your vehicle at all times. Even minor damage to your brakes can cause serious accidents and put you and your loved ones in danger. Here are just a few of the warning signs that your brakes are in need of repair.


Unusual Sounds


If you hear any unusual sounds when you push down or release your brakes, take your car to a professional auto repair technician as soon as possible. Any screeching, squealing or grinding noises coming from your brakes could be an indication that your brake pads or shoes are worn out.


If left untreated, worn brake pads and shoes could cause extensive damage to your vehicle. It’s normal to hear a slight screeching noise after your car has been exposed to water (such as after a rainstorm or routine wash) because a thin layer of rust may develop around the brake rotors, but the rust should wear off quickly. If the sound persists, have your brakes professionally inspected immediately.


Lack of Responsiveness


Unresponsiveness is the biggest indicator of brake damage. Even a minor lag in brake responsiveness can have disastrous consequences, so don’t wait until it’s too late to have your brakes repaired. Unresponsive brakes could be the result of a leak in the brake system - either an air leak in the brake hose or a brake fluid leak. If you notice a small puddle when you park your car, it could be that your brake fluid is leaking. Take your car to a professional auto mechanic for inspection and repairs as soon as you notice any of these warning signs.


Damaged brakes are a serious issue. Many modern car manufacturers are developing brakes that are more durable than ever before, but that doesn’t mean that they are completely resistant to wear and tear over time. If you notice a problem with your brakes (even if it’s small) have them inspected by a professional auto mechanic. At McDermott Motors Tirecraft, we offer full brake inspection and repairs, so you can rest assured that our experienced automotive technicians will get you back on the road promptly and safely.

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At Redline Automotive, a Scarborough car repair and Scarborough auto repair service shop, our pledge is to provide friendly, helpful advice along with integrity and quality service when repairing your automobile. We take pride in our honesty and reliability. We offer quality in our personalized vehicle maintenance programs.


Our customers enjoy the latest in automotive technology, backed by the good old fashioned customer service that has been our standard for the past two decades. Many hundreds of Scarborough & Toronto area residents have come to depend on us, and the technical expertise of our friendly staff to look after their car repairs and keep their family vehicles in peak running condition.


We have built this business on a foundation of customer satisfaction. Perhaps you are bringing your automobile to us on the recommendation of a friend or acquaintance; or perhaps you are new to our establishment, nevertheless, one thing is certain - you can entrust all of your vehicles service and repair needs to the team of professionals at Redline Automotive.

We want to serve you as Scarborough's best Auto Repair Shop


"We know car care, as we care about your car". Eric Latino, founder 1985