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Brake Warning Signs

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DRAG -
Sticking brakes, hot wheels or engine which seems to have lost power. Auto brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all. This would indicate brakes service is needed.
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PULL -
Vehicle pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be under inflated tire, misadjusted brakes or brakes are in need of car brakes repair.
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HARD PEDAL -
Requires extreme pressure to make brakes function. Can indicate power brake trouble, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings
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BRAKE LIGHTS -
Red indicates a problem as simple as the parking brake on, or low fluid, to something as serious as a hydraulic system failure. Yellow indicates deactivation of your ABS system. While your brakes should work, it does require immediate inspection.
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VIBRATION -
Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors - or signal a serious problem of a loose component or faulty steering mechanism.
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SQUEAL-
Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your brakes need of car brakes repair
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LOW PEDAL -
Pedal nearly touches floorboard before brakes function. May activate your brake warning light. Problem may require a simple adjustment - or indicate something much more serious.
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GRAB -
"Touchy" brakes that grab with the least pressure. May indicate a problem as simple as grease or oil contaminated linings - or as serious as loose or broken component ready to fail in an emergency. -