Brakes are a vital component of vehicles that are responsible for slowing down or stopping a moving vehicle. They work by converting kinetic energy into heat through friction. This friction is generated when brake pads or shoes press against the brake rotors or drums.

There are several reasons why you might want to change or repair brakes:

  1. Wear and Tear: Brake components, such as pads and rotors, wear down over time with regular use. This can lead to reduced braking efficiency and, if left unchecked, can compromise safety.
  2. Squealing or Grinding Noises: Unusual noises when applying the brakes, such as squealing or grinding sounds, can indicate worn brake pads or other issues with the braking system.
  3. Vibration or Pulsation: If you feel vibrations or pulsations through the brake pedal or steering wheel when braking, it could indicate warped brake rotors or other issues that need attention.
  4. Warning Lights: Many modern vehicles are equipped with brake warning lights on the dashboard. If this light comes on, it’s an indication that there may be a problem with the braking system that needs to be addressed.
  5. Fluid Leaks: Any leaks in the brake fluid system can compromise the effectiveness of the brakes. It’s important to address any leaks promptly to prevent further damage.
  6. Uneven Braking: If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, it could indicate uneven brake pad wear or other issues that need to be addressed.