Get Fresh Brakes for Spring

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The winter can be a difficult time for your car or truck. Everything from snow and ice to the corrosive salt spread across the roads can cause you serious delays in your overall car care goals. If you have spent the winter avoiding your vehicle’s maintenance needs, chances are, you have at least a few mechanical issues that need the attention of an expert automotive service team. The best way for you to protect your vehicle and keep your repair bills to a minimum is by making sure you take care of small maintenances before they become a major issue.

Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicles, and if you have noticed any loss in braking power or strange noises, make sure you bring your vehicle into one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today.

Signs Of Failing Brakes

There are a few telltale signs that your brakes might be failing, and if you notice any of these, you need to take your car into the shop as soon as possible.

Probably the most obvious sign your brakes are failing is your vehicle’s check brakes light, which will be either yellow or red. If you see this light turn on, make sure your parking brake is not on, as this could trigger the light.

The second sign indicating your brakes might be failing is if you hear any scraping, squealing, or grinding when you engage your brakes. If you hear a metallic squeaking or a high-pitched noise when you apply the brakes, your brake pads have most likely run too thin. The brake pads are small pieces of abrasive material that rub against your brake calipers to create the friction necessary to bring your vehicle to a stop. Make sure you bring your vehicle in immediately as soon as you begin to hear these noises as prolonged exposure to worn down brake pads can cause your calipers to warp, which could potentially turn a $100 repair into a job costing thousands of dollars.

If you notice any other issues, such as leaking brake fluid, your car pulling to one side when you brake, a burning smell when you are driving, or any bouncing up and down when you stop, call or schedule an appointment online to bring your vehicle into one of your local Dobbs
Tire & Auto Centers today.

Our Repair Process

Here at Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, we provide complete and expert auto repairs using the finest quality auto parts on the market — and doing the job right — the first time.  Many of our service repairs are covered by our famous Dobbs Fixed Forever Guarantee, which means that, if something goes wrong for the covered service we provided, we will repair it at no cost to you — not for parts — and not for the labor, typically the most costly part of any repair — for as long as you own your vehicle.  We are committed to ensuring you never have to pay a dime more than necessary to keep your car, light truck, van, SUV, or CUV running smoothly on the roads.

Keep your vehicle in optimal condition now that it is spring — and in time for hot summer driving — at one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers. Our expert teams of tire and automotive service technicians stand ready to take care of all your car care needs in one quick trip.