Why do my Car Brakes Squeak? There are many causes for Brake Squeak. Most Brake Pads are made to have a tell tale Squeak Tab that makes contact with the Rotor when the Pads become thin. This is to let the driver know to Take in in For your Free Brake Inspection at Stamps Auto Tire Pros. If you continue to Drive after you hear Abnormal Sounds or Squeaks when you Apply your Brakes. You will do more Costly Damage to Your Braking System. You may lose your ability to Stop. Other Causes of Brake Squeak are when the brake pad picks up dust and or small Rocks. They can become embedded in the Brake Pad. This Rock or Dust will Cause a Squeak. The wrong or Cheap Brake Pad will also make noise if you have a discount Brake Job done. This is very important to Have the Correct Brake Pad installed for your Year, Make and Model. There are many different Qualities of Brake Pads out on the Market. Some have Metal particles in them to help increase the Friction that the Brake ... read more
When your Rotors Become Warped. You will feel a Shudder when you apply your Brakes. Rotors become warped due to various reasons. Excessive heat is the primary cause of Brake Rotor Warpage. Heat can come from long term Braking down hill. It can also come from Failing Wheel and Brake Components. Rusty, Dirty or Seized Brake Caliper Slides are some of the Failures that happen. Failing or the Wrong application Brake Pads can also cause excessive Heat. When the Brake Shudder starts to happen you will need to at least Machine the Rotors and Replace the Brake Pads. At This point make sure that you investigate the Original Cause of the Failure. Then Repair or Replace the Failed Part. The best thing to do is to bring in your Vehicle to Experience and Trained Brake Technician. They will be able to Diagnose your Brake Problem. They can then make Recommendations to make Sure the Failure does not happen again
Why does my Car Shake when Braking? There are a couple of reasons that your Vehicle could be Shaking. Worn Tires can be the main source of a Vibrating. When the Vehicle only Shakes with you pushing on the Brake Pedal. The problem will be coming from you Brake System. Since your Brake System has many Components the Shake may coming from one or many Brake Parts. If you feel the shaking in your steering wheel when you apply the Brakes. The Warp is coming from Your Front Rotors. If you feel the Shaking in your Seat when you apply the Brakes. The Warp is coming from Your Rear Rotors. Warp in the Rotors comes from Excessive Heat. The Cause of the Excessive Heat can come from many Different Reasons. Some of the Causes are Improper Driving techniques, Panic Stopping, or Failing components. You’ll want Certified Technicians to Inspect the system to determine what is cause of the shake.
What happens when your Tire Pressure Light Blinks? The Tire Pressure Sensors use a Battery to communicate with the Car. If the TPMS Light is Flashing, it could mean that the Battery in the Sensor is Dead. A TPMS Warning Light that illuminates solid means that one or more of the Tires has low Air Pressure. If the light flashes for 60-90 seconds and then illuminates solid. This is a signaling that there is a problem with the TPMS system. It is very likely that one or more of the sensors are not communicating with the vehicle. Sometimes the Spare Tire can the Problem. On some Manufacturer's the Spare Tire has a TPMS sensor.
Do I Need New Tires? Check both sides of the Tire for Damage. This could be in the form of chunks of missing Rubber, deep abrasions from hitting curbs, or a bulge in the Sidewall. A Bulge in the Sidewall is likely related to a Broken Cord inside the Tire. This is a serious condition. This can lead to a Tire Failing. Any chunking larger than a dime is bad. Larger Cracks or divots may be a sign of hitting a curb or an impact with a Road Hazard. No Tire Safety Check is complete without measuring the Tread. All Tires have a bar in the grooves that indicates 2/32nds of an inch. If this bridge in the groove is level with the top of the Tread, then you know it is time to change your Tires. You can also measure the Depth of the tread using a penny. If you can see all Lincoln’s head, then the Tire needs replaced. Also check the Tread for areas of Uneven Wear. This could be a sign of Mechanical issues such as Worn Suspension Parts or a Wheel Misalignment. Irregular Wear is more com ... read more