You vehicle is one of the most important investments you will make. That is why you will want to make sure that the vehicle is always up to date on maintenance and other proper inspections. Several tasks should be done on a routine basis. This can include things like oil changes, fluid flushes, tire rotations, and even brake inspections. If there is an issue with the brake system, the safety and reliability of the vehicle will be compromised. You may start to notice an issue if there are any odd sounds or noises coming from the vehicle. When this happens, try to notice if it is when the brakes are applied, or if it is constant. Depending when it happens, it may depend what the issue might be.
A grinding noise that you might hear can be caused by a metal to metal contact of parts. Usually this is a worn brake pad wearing against the brake rotor. With age and use, the brake pad will wear. Having them replaced is common and necessary. If you ignore a grinding noise, then you will decrease the safety and reliability of the vehicle when you drive. If you drive on gravel roads, sometimes a small rock or stone can become stuck in the caliper. This can produce a screeching noise, or sometimes a grinding noise. If something is stuck, the news will be constant. A rattle noise can also be an indication of the brake pads wearing.
Brake Pedal issues
You can notice an issue if the brake pedal is too hard or too soft when you apply it, there are a few things to check. The first is to check the amount of brake fluid. If you have to replace the brake fluid often, then check the hoses. If the hose is cracked or damage, the brake fluid could be leaking from it. The overall brake system should also be inspected if the pedal is not working as it otherwise should be.