How often do you think about your vehicle’s brakes? Brake Safety Awareness month was in August. If you missed it, don’t worry because Safety Restore has broken down the signs you need to look out for to see if your brakes need changing. While brakes should be checked at least once a year by a professional, there are signs you can look for to make sure your vehicle’s brakes do not need to be changed. Below is a summary of the most obvious signs to look out for. If you have any of these signs, it is likely time to get your brakes replaced.
The first sign to listen for noise. When braking, you may hear a screeching, clicking, or even grinding noise. The next sign is vibration in the pedal when braking. The pedal may be low and almost touch the floor mat before the brakes are activated. Conversely, the pedal may also be hard and require more force than is usual to engage the brakes. The sign may also present itself as a grab at the slightest pressure on the pedal. Additionally, the vehicle may gravitate or pull to one side during braking. Finally, the most obvious sign that you need to replace your brakes is if your brake light has come on.
Do not neglect your brakes, as they are one of the most important features of your vehicle. While you are checking your brakes, you should also consider making sure you are not in need of the SRS airbag module reset. During an accident, the collision center sends a signal to the SRS airbag module to deploy airbags. Once airbags have been deployed, an airbag module reset, or replacement is necessary. Most dealerships will recommend SRS airbag module replacement; however, Safety Restore offers SRS airbag module resetting that is affordable, fast, easy and reduces waste. Using the OEM factory-installed program, Safety Restore’s SRS airbag module reset service erases the collision data. SRS airbag module reset can save you upwards of $1,000! If your vehicle requires its SRS airbag module reset, contact Safety Restore today!