Brakes are an essential safety feature for you and your vehicle. When you step on the brake pedal, brake fluid creates a hydraulic pressure which triggers a pad of durable material to clamp onto the brake rotor, allowing the vehicle to slow down. Brakes are always working hard enduring enormous forces, strains and heat. 

What can go wrong?

The stopping distance of your vehicle is increased when your brake pads, rotors and fluids are not maintained properly. Brake fluids absorb moisture and with the heat that is produced when braking, this can cause a vapour lock; essentially leading to the complete failure of the brakes. The material on the brake pads will eventually wear down which can cause corrosion on the rotor.

What can you do?

Be sure to be aware of any unusual feeling coming from your brakes such as: needing to press hard on the pedal, brakes locking, your vehicle pulling to the left or right when braking or when your vehicle is vibrating when braking. Check your brake fluid to ensure it's not below the minimum level and have the braking system checked by service experts.