Brakes are the most important safety feature within your vehicle. It is truly important to have them inspected and serviced regularly. At AutoStream Car Care Center in Columbia, MD we understand the importance of timely brake repair and maintenance. Servicing the area since 1999 and being family owned and operated has let us focus on being a dependable automotive repair shop with a customer first approach. This has allowed us to grow and expand into the name you know and trust, Autostream. Our auto care service centers are known for being honest, reliable, fair, and honest. Our staff consists of highly trained ASE certified technicians who are constantly learning and updating their skills and knowledge. They are always happy to answer any questions you may have about auto maintenance as well. We provide brake repair for all makes and models both foreign and domestic.
If you are unsure your brakes are working properly we suggest having a brake repair specialists inspect them for you. Your brakes are too important to be unsure if they are working correctly. It is important to periodically listen to your brakes while in your vehicle. There are a few warning signs that can alert you to the need for service. This should be done without the air conditioner or music on. This is so you can listen for potential problems. If you come across any of the following indicators, you should have your brakes serviced soon if not immediately.
First and probably the easiest to miss is a high pitch squealing noise when braking. There is a small metal indicator within most brake pads. The indicator is exposed when they start running thin and are a signal that you need brake pad replacement soon, not immediately but soon. The second warning signal is if your car pulls to the right or left when braking. While this can mean a few different things, in regards to your brakes it could be a sign of uneven wear of your brake pads. This is generally the result of improper wheel alignment. Another warning signal is spongy or soft brakes. When you press your brakes, they should be firm and react quickly. If there is air in your brake line, it will cause spongy and unresponsive braking. Lastly, if you hear and feel grinding it means your brake pads have completely worn off and now you are experiencing metal on metal contact. This can greatly diminish your ability to brake properly. Furthermore, it is dangerous.
Autostream is dedicated to providing the best brake service and auto repair possible. We are very confident in our auto services and back them with an industry-leading 2-year/24,000 mile warranty. Walk-ins and same day service are available. Call or schedule service online today. Don’t wait until it is too late for brake maintenance and repair. Let us help you get safely back on the road.