Troubleshoot Your Car Brakes

Most vehicles today are made with disc brakes that include components like brake pads, rotors and calipers. Time, regular use or accidents might cause these parts to begin to wear or become misaligned. Some parts eventually need to be replaced or serviced. If you need troubleshooting for your car brakes due to an indication that something isn’t working properly, an expert technician from Quanz Advanced Auto Body can help!

5 Common Brake Problems and Their Causes

If you’ve noticed an issue, whether you’re stopping late or your steering wheel is shaking when you’re braking, there is probably an issue with your vehicle that needs to be addressed. Some common issues and their causes include:

Brake Issue

Possible Cause

Braking takes longer than expected
  • Misalignment of brake pads and shoe
  • Worn brake linings
Pulling to one side when braking
  • Stuck caliper
  • Brake fluid leak
Squealing brakes when stopping
  • Vibration
  • Worn brake pads
Grinding when stopping
  • Excessively worn brake lining
  • Brake shoe and rotors rubbing
Bouncing when stopping
  • Poor shocks


Although this list gives you a good idea about what’s going on with your brakes, there is no substitute for expert mechanical knowledge. An experienced technician at Quanz Advanced Auto Body can pinpoint and fix the issue with your brakes and ensure they are functioning properly before you get back out on the road.

Don’t Put off Brake Work

Don’t put off work on your brakes. Any type of trouble with your car should be addressed as quickly as possible–especially if the issue is with your brakes. Functioning brakes mean the difference between stopping just in time or driving into an accident. Stop in to Quanz Advanced Auto Body today to get them examined and repaired. No appointment is necessary!