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Brake signs that you should never ignore

Braking system is one of the most important security and safety system of your vehicle. Hence, brakes need to be checked and maintained very often. A braking system has a lot of components that deteriorate with the passage of time. Therefore, the majority of accidents, on the roads or highway, are usually due to faulty brakes. So, never ignore bad brakes and bring your vehicle to French car specialists for a thorough analysis.

How do brakes work?

Brakes protect you from collisions and accidents on roads. This is not magic but science! A light push on the pedal stops the car due to the force of friction. The two most functional parts of braking system are rotors and brake pads and they work hand-in-hand. Friction is produced when brake pads are pressed against the rotor. Hence, your vehicle slows down and comes to stop.

Signs that you should never ignore about brakes:

  • Strange sounds:

Such sounds can be heard while applying brakes when brake pads are worn out or pads and rotor is mismatched. This really needs professional assistance!

  • Leaking fluid from brakes:

Fluid leakage from brakes may occur because of light brakes or hydraulic system faults and worn pads.

  • Deflected car:

Another common symptom is the loss of control on car. Hence, unbalanced stopping is due to a faulty brake hose or caliper.

  • Soft pedal:

If your pedal feels soft to the extent that it seems to sink to floor mat while pressing, your brakes need to be checked immediately. Additionally, you will also feel reduction in resistance level of pedals.

  • Shakes and vibrations while braking:

Brake rotor is the main culprit when you experience vibrations and shakes while applying brakes. Rotors are the discs inside of the wheels. Brake pads slow down the rotor causing the vehicle to slow down or stop. Therefore, the brake rotors should be healthy for a smooth drive.


Never ignore these brake signs! Our expert mechanics, at French car specialists, offer high quality diagnostics on all types of brakes to find out the problem and treat it accordingly. Moreover, we stock a range of brake systems for all makes and models.


So, what are you waiting for? Visit our website to know more about us. We have all the service details on our website for you. Give us a call or request a call back by filling up the form on our website. Drop by our well-equipped garage for a friendly and efficient service at competitive rates!

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