Keeping Your Vehicle Safe
Are you looking for high-quality brake service? Have you been worried about the safety of your vehicle? If so, make sure you visit LaPorte County’s brake service specialists — Condon & Christ Automotive! Our team of automotive professionals has the latest resources and service techniques to handle any problem that your braking system may encounter. Whether you need the brake lines bled or a brake pad replaced, we have all the services needed to ensure your vehicle is at its safest!
Do You Have Bad Brakes?
The best way to properly maintain the strength of your brakes is to follow a routine maintenance schedule. This allows our technicians to properly monitor its condition over time and determine when it’ll need service. But when you’re in between services, there’s another way to “maintain” your brakes, and that’s by understanding the signs of failure. These signs will let you know when something is going wrong and if you need to visit us sooner than expected. Not sure what to look for? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few signs of brake degradation you should look out for.
When you press on the brake pedal, it should be tight and responsive to even the slightest amount of pressure. If you notice that you’re pressing a little further to activate the brakes, you’re likely dealing with a spongy brake pedal. This is typically caused by air or moisture being trapped in the brake lines and it will need professional help to properly fix the issue. The longer this persists, the worse your brakes will perform. Eventually, the pedal will reach the floor and you won’t be able to reach the brakes.
When using your brakes, you want to pay attention to these distinct sounds — screeching or squealing and grinding. If you hear screeching or squealing, that means the brake pads have reached their minimal level of thickness. These sounds are generated by a metal spring built into the brake pads. At low levels, the spring is exposed and gently scratches the brake rotor, which creates the sounds. Although your brakes are “fine” for the time being, you’ll need to replace them soon or risk metal-on-metal contact within your braking system.
If you hear grinding, that means the brake pads have completely worn out and your metal calipers are clamping down on the metal brake disc. This will lead to severe damage to your braking system and you may have to replace the brake rotor, which can increase repair costs. We recommend avoiding any additional damage and visiting our facility as soon as possible!
Schedule Your Brake Service Today!
Are you starting have issues with your brakes? Continuing to drive can cause additional damage and put you in danger. Make sure you avoid that and more by visiting the brake repair specialists in La Porte, IN — Condon & Christ Automotive. Our experienced technicians and service advisor have the services your braking system needs to keep you safe on the road. Whether it’s a worn brake pad or a spongy pedal, we can handle it all! Give us a call at 219-362-2728 and schedule your visit with us! Do your brakes need same-day service? No problem, as our facility happily accepts all walk-in clients! Just visit our facility at 909 Boyd Blvd, we’re up the street from Walmart. We can’t wait to meet you!