If you're cruising around East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, or Easton and find that your vehicle is slow to stop, your brakes may have begun to wear down. There are quite a few signs that your brakes have aged or are simply malfunctioning. In general, pay attention to these signs. After all, your brakes are one of the most important safety systems in your vehicle!

To help drivers learn about these warning signs, our staff at Ray Price Stroud Ford compiled this in-depth review. Read on to learn what signs to look out for!

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Squishy Brake Pedal

One of the telltale signs that your brakes are worn down is a brake pedal that feels squishy or needs to be pushed to the floor in order to work.

Your brakes should always be responsive as soon as you press down on the pedal. Therefore, if you notice that you need to press the brake pedal harder to come to a full stop, you should get your braking system inspected.

Your Vehicle Pulls to the Right or Left

Is your vehicle pulling itself to the right or left as you're decelerating? If so, your brakes may be experiencing an issue.

To determine if this issue is happening to you, align the steering wheel to be centered, get up to speed while moving the car forward, and then decelerate with the brake pedal. Proper brakes will keep you in a straight line, while warped or worn-down brakes will have your model veer to the left or right.

Abnormal Noises

You know how your car should feel and sound while out on the road. If an abnormal noise starts up as you're braking, it's time to visit the shop. The loud noise can be a cranking, churning, grinding, or something else of the sort. It all depends on the model you drive.

Weakened Stopping Power

As a result of constant use, your brakes will eventually fade. Even though the pedal may be just as responsive as the day you drove the vehicle off the lot, you may notice that it takes your vehicle a longer time to come to a complete halt.

This is a common yet important symptom to notice. Braking distances should remain the same for your vehicle. If you find it's taking longer to stop, then you're due for a trip to the shop!

Be Sure to Address These Signs of Worn Brakes

The Ray Price Stroud Ford Service Center has replaced and repaired numerous brakes on numerous vehicles. If your vehicle exhibits any of these symptoms near East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and Easton, use our scheduling tool to book a visit! We look forward to serving you.

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