The brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle, as not only do they assist your car in stopping on time, but they're also the catalyst to making sure you and your passengers remain safe. When it's time to get them replaced, Gibbons Ford will be here to make sure it's done properly for drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes Barre, PA.

In this article, you'll learn about signs to watch out for that would indicate brake replacements are needed.

What Signs Should I Look For?

A good thing about needing your brakes replaced is that there are obvious signs that'll alert you that service is needed. We'll cover them below…

  • Lack of responsiveness: This can mean a number of different things. If your car doesn't stop as quickly as it used to, or you feel your brake pedal sinking closer to the floor than usual, it might mean your brakes need to be replaced. It could also mean that there is a brake hose leak or a fluid leak. In either case, it's important to have your vehicle looked at ASAP if this happens.
  • Squealing sounds: Hearing a sound like this regularly means that your brake pads are worn and need to be replaced. The only exception would be if there is normal rust buildup. Usually, after a few uses, the rust will wear off and the brakes won't make any sounds.
  • Vibrating: If you feel vibrations, it can mean that your rotors are worn or there is an alignment issue. This can be more common with vehicles that go down steep hills or if you tow equipment often.
  • Vehicle pulls to the side: Your vehicle should never pull itself to a particular side of the road when you brake. If this happens, it could signal that the brake linings are wearing unevenly, or your brake fluid should be checked.

Benefits of Replacing the Brakes

There are quite a few important benefits to replacing your vehicle's brakes. Doing so in a timely manner means there is less of a chance of major repairs that'll be needed. Functioning brakes also will keep you out of danger, so you'll avoid tons of potential collisions.

Something that can get overlooked is the fact that functioning brakes can actually increase your vehicle's resale value, depending on where you sell it. The less work a buyer has to put into your car at the time of sale, the higher your odds are of getting the fairest value for it.

Where Can I Get My Brakes Serviced?

It doesn't matter what kind of vehicle you drive. The team of highly trained and skilled technicians at Gibbons Ford is here to make sure all your car's brake needs are met properly and efficiently. They'll keep you updated on repairs and recommend services as needed.

Some drivers find joy in working on their cars themselves. If that's the case, our on-site parts center can provide you with everything you need to complete brake repairs or replacements at home.

Contact Gibbons Ford Today for An Appointment

It's imperative to make sure your vehicle's brakes are taken care of in a timely manner, as functioning brakes will keep you and your passengers out of danger. When services are needed, there's no better place for drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes Barre, PA, to go than Gibbons Ford.

Call us or go online to schedule an appointment today! 

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Gibbons Ford

704 Martin F. Gibbons Blvd.
Directions Dickson City, PA 18519

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