Mother Nature can sometimes throw us a curveball; one day it is sunny and the next it’s freezing rain or snow. Weather conditions are beyond our control, but we can ensure that our vehicle is prepared for whatever slippery, wet weather comes our way.
Your car’s braking system is the most vital safety feature on your vehicle. Without properly functioning brakes, you are putting yourself and your passengers in danger while driving on the roads of Lethbridge. Don’t take any chances; bring your car to Westside Automotive Repair in Lethbridge for brake inspections and replacements.
Your brakes make a grinding or groaning noise
You hear a high-pitched squealing
Your car takes longer to stop or you have to press the brake pedal to the floor
Your steering wheel vibrates when you press the brakes
Your car feels like it’s steering to the left or right when you apply the brakes
You smell like something is burning when you apply the brakes
As your car ages, you will notice that its systems, including brakes, steering, suspension—even the engine will lose power and efficiency without proper maintenance. Age isn’t the only factor that affects your vehicle’s performance; high mileage, over-driving (pushing the vehicle to its limits, revving engine excessively, speeding, etc.) and use in winter weather on salted roads can lead to corrosion and rust. Your tires also need to be changed, rotated and maintained regularly to maintain overall safety.
If you experience any of these symptoms, bring your car to Westside Automotive Repair immediately.