Without functioning brakes, you can't get where you need to go safely and confidently. That's why it's imperative that you spot problems with your brake system early on, so you can get them squared away as soon as possible.

On this page, we at Audi Grapevine will show you the five most common warning signs to look out for when it comes to brake problems. Drivers in the areas of Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving should read ahead to learn more!

1.The Dashboard Warning Light Is On.

The first and most obvious sign that you need new brakes is a warning light coming up on your dashboard. Your dashboard warning lights correspond with the many different systems in your vehicle. When one of them is malfunctioning, the dashboard light will turn on to alert you. If it's a problem with your brakes, the light will be a circle with an exclamation point in it, and inside parentheses.

2.The Brakes Are Making Sounds.

When your brakes are experiencing an issue, they'll likely start making noises that you've never heard before. While it's fairly normal to hear some screeching right after you get new brake pads, you shouldn't be hearing it after a week or two. You may also hear grinding, squeaking, squealing, or even chirping when you press down on the brake pedal.

3.You Have to Brake Harder to Stop or Slow Down.

Worn-down brakes or brakes that are experiencing some type of issue can manifest themselves in something called mushy pedal syndrome. When you're experiencing mushy pedal syndrome, it will feel like you have to press much harder on the brake pedal than normal to brake or slow down.

4.There Are Vibrations When You Use the Brakes.

Another common symptom of brake problems that you may experience is vibrations. You can feel these vibrations through the brake pedal, through the steering wheel, or even through the whole body of the vehicle when you brake. Sometimes you'll even feel them when you aren't pressing down on the brake pedal, which can indicate warped brake rotors or unevenly worn brake pads.

5.The Vehicle Is Pulling to One Side or the Other.

One last warning sign to keep an eye out for is pulling. Sometimes faulty brakes can occur on just one wheel or one side of the vehicle, which can cause the vehicle to veer to one side or the other. When you're driving, you'll notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side without you turning the steering wheel.

Think It's Time for Some New Brakes?

Do any of these worn-out brake symptoms sound familiar? Then, it's probably time to get some new brakes on your vehicle. Thankfully, you don't have to look far for assistance with getting your new brakes put on. Drivers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving can schedule a brake service appointment today by giving us a call at our service center at Audi Grapevine!

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