Guides and FAQs

Brake warning indicators

The following is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a comprehensive brake system inspection by one of our qualified technicians. Visit our workshop today for a free visual inspection of your brake system.


Brake Lights Emergency brake is on or you have a serious drop in hydraulic pressure. Your brakes may be near total failure.


Drag Sticking brakes, hot wheels or engine that seems to have lost power. Brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all.


Grabs "Touchy" brakes that grab with the least pressure. May indicate a problem as simple as grease or oil contaminated lining - or as serious as a loose or broken components ready to fail in an emergency.


Hard Pedal Requires extreme pressure to make brake function. Can indicate power brake trouble, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings.


Low Pedal Pedal nearly touches floorboard before brakes function. May activate your brake warning light. Problems may require a simple adjustment or indicate something much more serious.


Pull Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be an under inflated tire, misadjusted brakes or brakes are in need of repair.


Squeal Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your brakes need attention.


Vibration Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors - or signal a serious problem of a loose component or faulty steering mechanism.


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