Is It Time To Replace Your Brakes? 5 Easy Ways To Tell If Your Subaru Needs New Brakes

No matter where the road may go Taylorville drivers are confident that their Subaru Outback, Crosstrek or Legacy is ready for everything that comes their way. To ensure safe and reliable performance you will want to frequently monitor your Subaru's performance for telltale signs that something needs to be replaced. And we have listed five signs that will let you know it is time to bring your Subaru in for service.

  • Pulling: One way to tell that your brakes need to be replaced is if you notice that your Subaru pulls to the left or the right when you apply the brakes. This can mean that the brake pads are worn down, one of the calipers is stuck and causing unnecessary friction or a collapsed brake hose could be causing your calipers to move unevenly.
  • Vibration: When you step on the brakes and feel a vibration in the steering column and in the brakes is the most common sign your brakes need to be replaced. When your brake pads are warped or are uneven the rotors will cause vibrations in the brake pedal because the brake pads are no longer grabbing the wheel evenly.
  • Grinding: The most common sign that your brakes need work is by hearing an awful growling or whining at you whenever you hit the brakes. Which means your brake pads are worn down completely and is causing metal to rub on metal.
  • Resistant Pedal: Does the brake pedal sink to the floor when you step on the brakes? This is one more sign that your brakes need attention and can indicate an obstruction in the brake line. Or there could also be trouble with the vacuum system and both issues will need to be looked at as soon as possible.
  • Grabbing: Grabbing is different than vibrations and will feel like the vehicle is being jerked around. This could mean a couple of different things but is most likely caused by an unevenly worn rotor or needing to change the brake fluid.

Be sure to schedule a time to bring your Subaru in for service online or over the phone to have your brakes inspected or serviced by our amazing team of Subaru certified technicians.

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