What are the Most Common Brake Problems?

Our brakes are an important safety feature of our vehicles, helping us slow down and stop efficiently on the road. This is why it is so important to be aware of what a brake problem can look like and what to look out for. If a brake problem does happen, we recommend having your vehicle inspected as soon as possible to protect your safety. Brake issues can show in a number of different ways, including strange noises or a change in performance. 

Here are some signs that your brakes may be failing:

  • Pedal feels “spongy” 
  • Vibrating when you press on the brakes
  • Lack of performance
  • Squealing or screeching noise while braking
  • Pedal goes to the floor

If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed above, bring your vehicle into our shop as soon as you can. We will perform a full vehicle inspection to determine what the issue may be. You may need new brake pads, a brake rotor resurfacing, and more. 

Some of the most common brake problems include:

  • Master cylinder failure
  • Worn brake pads
  • Leak or problem with brake lines
  • Warped brake rotors
  • Worn brake calipers

Any of the problems listed above can be the source of your brake issue. If you suspect that your brakes need a repair or service, don’t hesitate to stop by Victory Auto Service in St. Petersburg as soon as possible. We will be happy to help! 

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