(203) 324-0288 steven@westhighservice.com
    355 W Main St. Stamford, CT 06902
    355 W Main St. Stamford, CT 06902

Based in Stamford, CT, West High Service Station is a full-service preventive maintenance and automotive repair center.   We offer full-service vehicle brake replacement an repair services.  It’s essential to keep an eye on your car’s brakes, as they are crucial for safety. Here are some signs that your car brakes might need repair or replacement:

  1. Squeaking or Grinding Noises: If you hear high-pitched squealing or grinding noises when you apply the brakes, it could indicate that the brake pads are worn out. Squealing often happens when brake pads are nearing the end of their life, while grinding suggests metal-on-metal contact, which is a sign of severely worn pads and potentially damaged rotors.
  2. Soft or Spongy Brake Pedal: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when you press it, it could indicate air in the brake lines, low brake fluid, or a problem with the brake master cylinder. In any case, it’s a sign that your braking system needs attention.
  3. Vibration or Shaking: If you feel vibration or shaking through the brake pedal or steering wheel when you apply the brakes, it could indicate warped brake rotors. Warped rotors can occur due to overheating or general wear and tear.
  4. Pulling to One Side: If your car pulls to one side when you brake, it could be due to uneven brake pad wear, a stuck caliper, or a brake fluid leak. This issue can affect your ability to stop safely and should be addressed promptly.
  5. Burning Smell: If you notice a burning smell, particularly when driving in stop-and-go traffic or after heavy braking, it could indicate overheated brakes. This could be caused by dragging brake pads, seized calipers, or other issues.
  6. Dashboard Warning Light: Many modern cars have a dashboard warning light that illuminates when there’s a problem with the braking system. If this light comes on, it’s essential to have your brakes inspected as soon as possible.
  7. Visible Wear on Brake Components: You can visually inspect your brake pads and rotors through the wheels. If the brake pads are less than a quarter-inch thick, they likely need to be replaced. Additionally, if you see grooves or scoring on the rotors, they may need resurfacing or replacement.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to have your brakes inspected by our qualified mechanics as soon as possible. Ignoring brake problems can lead to more extensive and expensive repairs down the road, as well as compromising your safety on the road. You can contact us today at (203) 324-0288 to schedule a no-cost inspection or stop by our service station located at 355 W Main St in Stamford, CT.