The brakes and tires on your vehicle are some of the most important components when it comes to safety and handling the vehicle while driving. If you feel like your car is shaky when you try to stop, both at high and low speeds, see a service professional at a local service center.
You don't want to risk driving around with brakes or tires that could be problematic. Instead, you'll want to do the following things so you can restore your car and not have to worry while you're driving on the road.
Replace Brakes and Rotors
Have the brake pads replaced on the vehicle. If the brake pads are worn down significantly, you will also want to replace the rotors. The pads can need replaced up to twice a year depending on how much you drive, and rotors are mechanical components that will need replacing every few years.
The better the pads and the more frequently you change them, the longer the rotors will last. The brake fluid should also be changed and looked at while the vehicle is being serviced.
Replace or Rotate Tires
Tires will wear and sometimes they wear unevenly if they are misaligned or have other problems. Have the tires inspected to see if there is enough tread to keep them. If all need replaced then do so to help improve manageability on the road, the ride and safety. If the shop thinks two of the tires are still good, have them changed from their current position and place on the vehicle to a different axle.
Do an Alignment and Balance
With the new tires and changes to the brakes it's important to get an alignment and balance. This way the vehicle will drive safely and the tires will wear evenly while you drive. This could be enough to make the vehicle manage and handle differently than it did before, even without the new tires.
If you can feel that your vehicle is pulling in different directions when you try to stop quickly, and that sometimes it even shakes, this is most likely the brakes and the brake components. If this is the case, then you will need to get the vehicle looked at quickly. This could be an easy fix with pad replacement and a tune-up, or it may be a bigger issue like replacing the rotors or fixing the alignment of the vehicle. Invest in your vehicle and your safety.Share
22 January 2020
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