Brakes will usually give you a bit of warning before they go. Here's what you may notice:Noise while braking. Whether it's a squeal or a grind, noise means the brake system needs some attention. Most noises are due to a problem with the brake pads. Pads are the surface of the brake which wear down over time. Some are designed to make noise when they get worn. Replacing brake pads can be a fairly low cost. If you wait too long, though, the brake pads wear through, and then the rotors or discs will be worn too. That's more expensive to fix.Spongy feeling. If you have to press the brake pedal further or harder than usual to stop, there could be a problem. That could indicate worn brake pads, or it could be something else, like a leak in the lines. Get your brakes checked as soon as you can.Brake warning light. Many people ignore this light if they can't hear or feel anything wrong. This can be very dangerous, especially in later model vehicles with computer-controlled braking systems. When the brake warning light stays on, there's a problem in the brake system that you may not notice otherwise. This could be a faulty sensor - or a possible brake system failure.Other signs. If your steering pulls to one side when you brake, or you are low on brake fluid, there may also be a problem. Don't wait to get brake service. The cost of a brake repair service is a whole lot less than the cost of failing to stop when you need to!
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Are Your Brakes Signalling a Problem?Sometimes, your Chevrolet's vehicle brakes will alert you when there's trouble. Whistling noises, chirping sounds, and grinding are indications that brake service is required. Here are some causes of brake pedal pulsation and/or noise:
- Worn brake padsCertified-Service-Brakes-mm_1-316x323-01.jpg
- Heat-cracked or worn rotors
- Loose-fitting brake pads in the caliper
- Missing or damaged noise insulators
- Uneven torque of lug nuts or caliper hardware