You’re driving to work along Ward Parkway when suddenly a car cuts you off. You mutter under your breath and slam on the brake pedal, but it’s not responding quickly. Swerving, you manage to avoid the collision this time, but just barely. You have no idea where that car came from. What you do know is that your Acura brakes need to be checked out.
Acura brakes, like all other carmakers, have wearable parts. Eventually, there are things that will need to be serviced, repaired, or replaced. But how do you know when there is something you need to do with your Acura brakes? Here are a few tips.
You Pull To One Side When Your Acura Brakes
When you press the brake pedal, are you fighting to keep your Acura holding a straight line? That can be a serious problem with more than one potential cause. You might have a sticking brake caliper, a collapsed brake hose, or worn out brake pads on one side. It’s not safe and should be dealt with right away.
The Brake Pedal Feels Funny
When you brake, there should be smooth resistance in the pedal. But when your Acura brakes aren’t right, it might feel different. There might be pulsation that gets worse at higher speeds. It might feel like there’s no resistance until the pedal hits the floor. It can be as simple as new brake rotors required or it might be a more complex issue.
The Noise Hurts Your Ears
All brakes squeal once in a while. But when your brakes need attention, there are other noises that happen. It might be a squeal that feels more pronounced, or a grinding that makes you cringe like a dentist drilling your teeth. It’s a sign your brakes are worn out and need to be replaced.
You Don’t Stop Like You Should
Pressing the brake pedal should be met with a consistent response each time. Your Acura brakes should bring you smoothly to a stop every time. If you need more pressure to come to a stop or you aren’t sure you’ll be able to stop your car in time, there’s a problem. It could be a brake fluid issue or it could be something more.
You need to trust your brakes each and every time. If you can’t, we can do something about it. Trust Jay Wolfe Acura in Kansas City with your Acura brakes so all you have to do is drive.