The holiday season is almost upon us and with it will come plenty of out-of-town trips to visit the relatives. If you have noticed your brakes vibrating, grinding, or squealing when you come to a stop or if you are no longer receiving a firm response when the brake pedal is tapped, it could be time to bring your vehicle in to your nearest auto service center for a quick brake repair checkup before you hit the road for holiday travel.
The last thing you want to do on the way to Grandma’s is break down. It is usually a good idea to have your brakes checked about every six months, even if you do not think there is a problem. But, if you have heard a noise recently that isn’t normal, it is a good idea to get your vehicle checked as a precaution. Remember, different sounds in your vehicle can indicate different problems. Whether it’s a high-pitched squeal or a grinding noise, your vehicle is trying to tell you something. Take the time to get your vehicle inspected now before your auto mechanic is bogged down with repairs right before the holidays.