Your Brakes are an important safety feature on your vehicle. With safety in mind, you should have your brakes checked regularly to make sure they are in good working order. Failing to properly maintain your brake system can lead to costly repairs. If you are unsure of the last time your brakes were serviced don’t hesitate to bring your car by the shop. One of our brake service specialists will inspect your brakes and advise you of any necessary services needed. C. R. Smith Radiator and Auto Repair has been providing dependable brake service and repair to the York County community for over 60 years. With two generations of automotive experts under one roof, you can trust that your vehicle is in the right hands. All of our mechanics are ASE Certified and our repairs are always backed with a 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty.
Brake Repair Warning Signals
There are warring signals or signs that will alert you to the necessity of brake service and repair. It is important to listen to your vehicle when driving, audible warning signs will let you know when it is time to get brakes repaired or serviced. You can miss these audible warning signs if your music is up loud or you are running the air. We recommend having your brake system inspected every other oil change. This allows you to stay ahead of costly repairs or breakdowns. If you experience any of the warning signs listed below, please have your car inspected by a brake service specialist, as soon as possible.
Grinding when braking: If you notice a loud grinding noise when braking this is an indicator that you have worn completely through your brake pads. The grinding sound you hear is the metal brake discs are rubbing against the caliper. This means you not only need new brake pads, but you may need to replace your rotors as well.
Loud High Pitched Squealing: This sound is your primary warning sign. It indicates your brake pads are running low and it is necessary to replace them. A small metal indicator produces this audible warning sign; the indicator makes a noise to alert the driver of necessary service needed.
Spongy or Soft Brakes: When your brakes are spongy it takes more effort to break and stopping distance is increased. This is caused by low brake fluid, air, or a leak in brake line causing a spongy feeling when braking.
Vehicle pulling to the side when braking: If your car pulls to one side or the other when breaking, this is a sign of uneven or irregular wear. This could also indicate your wheels are out of alignment.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should see a brake service specialist as soon as possible. Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle; they need to be maintained and serviced regularly.
York County’s Brake Repair Shop
We are proud to service York County residents and promise to provide not only great customer service, but dependable brake service and repair at a fair price. . Call 717-268-4336 or schedule service online today. Check out our specials page for valuable savings and coupons.