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How to Know When You Need Sacramento Brake Repair

When it comes to safety inside your vehicle, few things are more important than how your brakes perform. There is truly no worse feeling for a driver than stepping on the brakes in traffic and discovering that they fail to properly slow the car. Let’s face it: when brakes go out, people can get hurt. To avoid that potential, it’s important to know when you need Sacramento brake repair. Here are some clear signs that you might want to consider having them checked out:

  • Check your owner’s manual, and look at the manufacturer’s recommendation for brake service. If you’ve reached that point in the maintenance schedule, don’t put it off!
  • Listen to your brakes. If they are making noises, pay attention to the type of sound you hear. Squealing is usually an indication that the pads are worn. When you hear that noise, it’s a good idea to schedule a time to have them changed. If you hear grinding sounds, however, you could have an emergency situation on your hands. Contact a service shop immediately, as that is a clear sign that the pads are so worn that you’re experiencing metal to metal contact.
  • If you push on the brakes and the pedal goes to the floor, you have a more serious brake issue and need to contact someone to tow your vehicle to a shop. It can be dangerous to even attempt to drive a vehicle in this condition, since you probably won’t be able to stop at all.
  • If the brake pedal is difficult to push down, there may be a problem with the vacuum booster or hose. That can make it difficult to stop the car, and can be dangerous in situations where you have to stop unexpectedly.

If you experience any of those situations, it’s important to schedule an appointment with the right service company. That means taking your vehicle to someone you can trust to do the job right the first time, and who won’t try to sell you an endless array of additional services you may not even need. The problem most people have when they’re looking for services like this is figuring out which of the many advertised companies out there they can rely on for quality repair at a reasonable and fair price.

Standard Auto Care should be your first and only option when you need quality brake service in a timely manner and don’t want to spend more than you should. Because Standard has been a family business for almost two decades, they treat their customers like family too. They’ll provide a full evaluation of the vehicle and talk you through their recommendations to make sure that you only get the service you want at a price you find acceptable. They also provide free towing and a loaner car if you need one, to ensure that your vehicle problems don’t distract you from life’s obligations. For the best Sacramento brake repair shop, there is only one number to call: 916-924-8040!


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