The brake fluid has one of the most important jobs of a vehicle. It’s the connection between the brake pedal and the friction coming against the wheels to get your vehicle to stop when you want it to.
If you feel like your brakes are starting to fail you, take a look at your brake fluid level before you head over to the brake specialists at your trusted auto shop in Auckland/NZ for brake repair service.
How Can I Check My Brake Fluid?
To check your brake fluid you will need:
- A cloth/towel
- Owners manual
- Brake fluid
To locate the brake fluid reservoir go over to the drivers side of the vehicle. The cylinder is almost always just behind the steering wheel on the side firewall and behind the brake pedal.
Have a look at the brake fluid level. If it’s below the “max” level you need to fill it up with brake fluid suitable for your vehicle. Check your owners manual or ask a brake specialist to see you’re using the appropriate brake fluid.
Check the colour of the brake fluid. If the colour is a light golden brown colour then it is in good shape. If it’s on it’s way to a dark brown it’s time to get it changed soon.
When you change the brake fluid fill it up to the maximum line and no further. Then wipe down the contamination and all the dirt away from the opening of the reservoir and then put the cap back on tight.
What if My Brake Fluid is Fine but My Brakes are Failing?
If you’ve thoroughly checked your brake fluid and notice that it doesn’t need a change or a top-up, it’s time to think about heading down to your trusted auto shop to get a brake repair.
The things to look for when you know it’s time to get your brakes looked at are the following:
- It becomes hard to stop the car
- There is a squealing or grinding noise during braking
- The vehicle pulls to one side when you press the brake
- The brake pedal feels spongy or has a soft feel to it
- There’s a vibration coming thorugh the steering wheel when you press down on the brake
- There’s a drag when you accelerate
If your vehicle is experiencing any of the above signs, it’s time for you to visit a brake specialist in Auckland.
There are many auto shops you can go to that will thoroughly check your brakes for example AA or Auto Super Shoppe Motors. But there is also Auto Connection. With their great prices and experienced mechanics, you can be sure that your vehicle is in good hands.
Going for a brake repair does not have to be stressful. And it does not have to be expensive. At Auto Connection they have two offers that won’t do damage to your wallet. For $99 they offer a full service and a WOF. For $139 they offer a full service, a WOF and a full body wash and vacuum. How great is that?
The mechanics at Auto Connection not only care about your car, they care about you too. That’s why their work is thorough and diligent. Your safety is their key priority. They worry about all the technical stuff so you don’t have to.