the sound of brakes?
Most people drive merrily along until something happens to their brakes. Don’t let an accident remind you that your brakes need inspection periodically. 106 St Tire & Wheel stores have reduced their price on front brake pads to $65 installed on most cars and we only use NAPA brakes so check us out www.106sttire.com
Here’s some great brake advice on determining if your brakes need replacing or service courtesy of 106 St Tire & Wheel, Queens, Long Island and NYC’s premier tire and wheel headquarters with all stores open 7 days and our main store at 106-01 Northern Blvd, 718-446-6769 open 24/7 including holidays and weekends.
The first quick and easy secret? OBSERVATION! Look at your brake pads…don’t want to do it? Come on over to 106 St Tire & Wheel’s 4 Queens, NYC locations www.106sttire.com/locations and we will take a look for you. And while we are at it, we will inspect your tires FREE and check your tire pressure FREE.
Second secret about your brakes? LISTEN!
Are you hearing that tell tale high pitched screeching sound? You are receiving that audible sound as a warning built into your braking system that you need to replace your brakes. Once in awhile that can be moisture on your brakes or in your break linings, but, hear it repeatedly and get your self to a mechanic ASAP. Remember we have a mechanic on duty at 79-20 Queens Blvd 718-458-2500 open 7 days a week. Check out our other locations at www.106sttire.com/locations
Other signs you may be headed for the ultimate warning of failure (an accident!) to stop when applying the break are:
GRINDING: that sound will be metal to metal with your brakes completely worn out. Your mechanic may tell you that “your rotors need to be turned” or very possibly your rotors and brakes will need to be replaced.
PULLING TO ONE SIDE OR ANOTHER:
This is caused by your brakes wearing unevenly or something in your brake line. Your brake lining may have to be cleaned out and the fluid having to replaced.
VIBRATION: Vibrations or pulsating brake pedal can be a symptom of warped rotors (but can also indicate that your vehicle is out of alignment; 106 St Tire & Wheel locations do wheel alignments for most cars for $45 www.106sttire.com/wheel-alignment ). Have antilock brakes? Well, the vibration can feel similar to the pulsating feeling brake pedal during a fast stop.
BRAKES ARE LESS RESPONSIVE: If it’s taking you longer to stop or your break pedal is going to the floor boards please address this immediately. There could be a leak in your braking system and not being able to stop your vehicle in an emergency is dangerous.
Please come in and see your community resource serving Queens, NYC and Long Island for decades, 106 St Tire & Wheel at 79-20 Queens Blvd, 106-01 Northern Blvd, 118-02 Merrick Blvd, 45-13 108 St and our new Napa preventatice car care center at 105-08 Northern Blvd and find the directions to our locations at www.106sttire.com/locations