Bourbonnais Brake Maintenance| Car Brake Repair Bradley IL | Kankakee Brake Service
If you need brake rotors, calipers, pads, fluid, or just a check-up, please call the Bill Kay Honda Service Department to set up an appointment. Please consider scheduling an appointment if you experience the following:
Reduced responsiveness or fading - The brakes are not as responsive as they should be or if the brake pedal "sinks" toward the floor, this could be a leak in the braking system. It could be an air leak (in the brake hose) or a brake fluid leak. Look for a small puddle of fluid when the car is parked.
Pulling - If your vehicle "pulls" to one side while braking, it may indicate that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that there is foreign matter in the brake fluid. Your vehicle may need a brake adjustment or to have the fluid drained and replaced.
Grinding or growling - This loud metallic sound means that you have worn down the pads completely, probably beyond replacement. The grinding or growling noise is caused by the two pieces of metal (the disc and the caliper) rubbing together. This can scratch up your rotors, creating an uneven surface.
Vibration - A vibrating or pulsating brake pedal is often a indicator of warped rotors (but can also mean the vehicle is out of alignment). The vibration can feel similar to the feedback in the brake pedal during a panic stop in a vehicle equipped with anti-lock brakes.
Remember, any time you notice any of these or other symptoms it's a good idea to have the brakes checked. In fact, we recommend that you have them inspected once a year.