How to Know It’s Time for a Brake Check

Does Your Car Need Brakes Inspected?

Your car’s brakes aren’t something to leave to chance. They are one of the most important protections against a crash on the road, but they will need to be serviced from time to time. At LaScuola MotorWorks, we want you to know when it’s time to have your brakes serviced, so here are some signs to watch for.

1. Noisy Brakes

Grinding, thumping, and squealing noises from the brakes indicate something is wrong. These may not be emergencies, but they are something that you’ll want to address before you end up with a serious problem.

2. Less Resistance

As you drive your car, you’re going to get used to how the brakes normally feel. If you notice that they feel soft or sink too far toward the floor, it may be a sign of a problem. Schedule an inspection or service appointment to ensure everything’s working correctly.

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3. Taking Longer to Stop

If it takes more time and distance for your vehicle to stop, you have a serious problem. This problem arises when the brake pads are worn down too far, creating a dangerous safety concern. It often leads to close calls that aren’t worth risking.

4. Vibration or Pulsing from the Pedal

When you push the brake pedal, it should not vibrate or pulse. If it does, it may indicate that the brake pads or rotors are wearing unevenly or the rotors are warped or bent. You will need to have the brakes serviced to fix the issue.

5. Handling Problems

Your car should not change direction when you stop unless you turn the steering wheel. If it is veering one way or the other when you come to a stop, then it may be a problem with the brake line or the brake fluid. Again, having your brakes serviced will address the problem effectively and ensure you can stop safely.

If you are noticing any of these problems, don’t wait. Brakes are not something you want to ignore because you need to be able to stop your vehicle safely. Drive your vehicle to LaScuola MotorWorks for a brake inspection and service appointment, so you can ensure your brakes are safe and reliable. Schedule an appointment now!

Our Service Area

We have locations in Randallstown and Eldersburg/Sykesville, but we have happy clients all around Baltimore, including Ellicott City, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Westminster, Finksburg, Marriottsville, Granite, and even as far away as Towson. Get the car care you need.

Call today to schedule an appointment for quality automotive repair and maintenance.

Randallstown: 410-655-0686

Eldersburg: 443-920-3784

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Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Eldersburg location open Saturdays 9am-3pm

*Shuttle Drop off or pick up until 4 pm!

We Have TWO Locations:

10917 Liberty Rd, Randallstown, MD 21133

6100 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784



Appointments not available on Sundays or select Holidays

Closed on: New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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