At Hi-Tech Auto Specialists, driving a high-performance vehicle means having a quality braking system. Although the engine and transmission are typically viewed as the main contributors to a car’s performance, the brakes easily complement or take away from the driving experience regardless of what brand or model you drive. At our shop in Oak Lawn, Illinois, we want to make sure your car always has a quality performing brake system. Our technicians and service advisors work with you to identify the trouble points and ensure the right services are being performed. We make sure you always have full control of your vehicle, and you’ll never have to doubt the quality of your car’s brakes again.
Do You Have Bad Brakes?
It’s good to know when the braking system is beginning to show signs of wear-and-tear, especially since its importance to your safety and the performance of your vehicle. By knowing these signs, you’re able to get in front of the problem and prevent it from worsening, which will save your car’s health and your wallet. Here are two common signs of brake trouble you should be aware of:
When you step on the brake pedal, the system should immediately activate. If you have to apply additional pressure for the brakes to activate, you’re dealing with a spongy brake pedal. This typically occurs when the brake lines are clogged with air or moisture, and you’ll need professional help to properly clean them out. Failure to act quickly can result in the brake pedal reaching the floor and leaving you unable to activate the braking system, which is an extremely dangerous situation.
Pulling While Braking
If you ever feel like your vehicle is drifting one way or another after hitting the brakes, you’re likely dealing with some pulling. This occurs when the brake hose or one of the calipers goes bad. The brake disc relies on two calipers to slow it down, and if one caliper breaks down, that could be the culprit to the pulling. This can be a nuisance and make driving more dangerous, so we recommend service as soon as possible if you notice it.
Book Your Appointment
The brakes are so important to the overall safety and performance of your vehicle, so it’s important to have them serviced at the first sign of trouble. Whether you need the brake lines bled or you need the rotor repaired, know that the team at Hi-Tech Auto Specialists in Oak Lawn, Illinois, has you covered. Our automotive professionals take the time to learn the needs of your vehicle’s braking system to ensure it’s performing at its absolute best and safest. We make sure you always have full control of your vehicle, so you can drive with the safety you deserve.
Looking to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at (708) 423-4555 and chat with our service advisors about your brake service needs. If you’re in the area, feel free to pass by our shop on 9740 Southwest Highway and schedule a visit in person. Our team is always happy to meet and work with you.