How To Tell If I Need To Replace My Brakes in Reno

Are you unsure of when your vehicle needs brake repairs? As with any vehicle repair and maintenance you never want to let any auto repairs in Reno to go unnoticed. Here’s just a few tips that will help you narrow down possible brake problems. Remember brakes are not DIY job visit Wayne’s Automotive Center in Reno.

According to an article at, “Brake Repairs”

Brake problems vary greatly with the make and model of a car, the age of the car and other variables. If your car is experiencing brake problems, bring it to a Reno mechanic.

1. Step off the brakes, with the car’s engine turned off. A soft or mushy brake pedal indicates that you may be low on brake fluid, or may need to bleed your brakes.

2. If it is safe, drive the car at low speed, braking as needed. You may need new brake pads, or to clean the brakes, if they squeal.

3. In a clear area, step sharply on the brake pedal. If the brakes do not stop the car effectively, several things may be wrong, including worn pads, contaminated brake fluid or contaminated brake pads.

4. If the brakes pull the car to one side, you may need to adjust the brake’s clearance, may have to replace the pads or rotors, or may have insufficient hydraulic pressure in one part of the brake system.

5. Begin driving forward slowly. If the brakes bind or drag, it may be due to grease on the pads or scored rotors. Visit a mechanic to fix brakes. Describe the car’s performance to the mechanic in as much detail as you can. Check brake fluid regularly. If you have determined that your brakes are bad, avoid driving the car until they are fixed. Computerized brakes, which are standard in many cars, need to be fixed by a Reno mechanic.”

As with brakes this is not one auto repair you push to the side your life and others depends on your brakes. Wayne’s Automotive Center can help determine the extent of your brake repairs, for more information visit

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