Brake Repair FAQ - MINI of Portland
Getting Brake Repairs in Portland: How to Know if They're Required
- Brakes that feel mushy or "squishy" whenever you push
down on the brake pedal.
- The car drags to one particular side while you're using the brakes.
- The steering wheel shakes while you are braking.
- Brakes that seem to pulse when you brake.
- The entire car or truck rattles whenever the brakes are applied.
- A screeching sound occurs while braking.
How Frequently Is Brake Repair Needed?
For several aspects of your car's maintenance, there is a fixed schedule and timeline of when you can plan to need routine maintenance; oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections each have a particular mileage at which they are essential. In regards to your brakes, however, there is no set maintenance schedule, which means you'll need to use your own familiarity with your vehicle or the knowledge of a Portland brake repair professional to know if service is necessary. How frequently you should have brake repairs in Tualatin or Portland is usually impacted by how much you drive along with where you drive. For instance, if you drive no more than 5,000 miles a year, but it's mainly in heavily populated regions with stop-and-go-traffic, your brakes are likely to need replacing faster than someone who drives 25,000 miles annually on the spacious freeways. If you ever hear or feel any one of the given signs you may possibly need brake service, get in touch with MINI of Portland today to plan your brake repairs in Portland immediately.
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.