Lithia Toyota of Abilene can Help You Maintain Your Brakes
If you have ever experienced brake failure, then you know that it is one of the scariest things that can happen to you while you are on the road. If you keep your brakes well maintained you are less likely to suffer from brake failure, but in the event that it does happen we want you to know how to handle the situation.
Our vehicles are made intelligently so that when our brakes fail it is highly unlikely that we experience full brake failure. This is due to the two sets of brakes, one in the front and one in the back. If one set of brakes fails it is highly unlikely that the other set of brakes will fail. In the event that you do experience a complete brake failure, remove your foot from the pedal and use your emergency brake to slow your car down. If any of your brakes fail make sure that you bring your car to a reliable auto repair shop as soon as possible.
You can prevent brake failure by catching the symptoms early. The earliest sign that your brakes need attention is a squealing sound. This is typically caused by the wear indicator on the pads -- a small metal tab -- rubbing against the rotor. The next, more serious, sign is a grinding noise, which indicates that the metal pad backer is rubbing against the rotor. This means that service is needed immediately. The final symptom, which is the most serious, is when the pedal goes straight to the floor. This means that there is likely a loss of hydraulic pressure, which can lead to catastrophic brake failure.
Here at Lithia Toyota of Abilene we will maintain your brakes to try to avoid any type of brake failure. Stop by and our technicians can repair or replace your brakes as needed so that you can drive worry free.
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