Your car brakes help safely avoid collisions with other objects or vehicles on a daily basis making them critical to keep in good working condition. Although we recommend checking your brakes at least once a year, the following symptoms may indicate there is an issue with your brakes worthy of immediate inspection:
If your car is experiencing any of the above, bring your car in for a free brake check.
If you're in need of a brake service and inspection, look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care, where we offer free brake inspections year-round, seven days a week. Bring your vehicle in and our tire and auto service professionals will perform a free brake inspection service that includes:
Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated as moisture builds up. Most brake components contain copper and when copper is exposed to moisture, it begins to erode. As brake components erode particles can begin to contaminate the brake fluid. Contaminated fluid can affect the performance of your brakes and potentially damage your braking system. During your free brake inspection, a Tire and Auto Service Professional will inspect and test your brake fluid to determine if it needs to be changed. If the brake fluid test detects impurities it is time for a brake fluid exchange.
Brake bleeding becomes necessary when air gets into your brake fluid line. This can be caused by a leak, overrunning of the master cylinder, or simply from having work done on your brakes. If air makes its way into your brake fluid line, it causes your brake pedal to have a soft, spongy feeling when you press down on it. If you are experiencing this when braking, you may need brake bleeding to correct the problem.