Brake Warning Light On – Inspection & Repair

About the brake warning light:

Parking brake lights

The brake warning light is your car’s way of telling you there is something wrong with your braking system  When a brake warning light appears, you should have your vehicle checked out by a mechanic as soon as possible.  Brake problems can compromise the safety of you and your passengers (plus other people on the roads), resulting in an increased risk of accidents or death.

 

What does the brake warning light mean?

The brake warning light can point to several different problems in your car’s braking system.

Low brake fluid – The purpose of brake fluid is to transfer the force of braking into pressure, causing the vehicle to slow down or come to a stop. If your car’s brake fluid is low, the brake warning light may turn on. Low brake fluid can be caused by a leak in your system, which should be repaired immediately.

Worn brake pads – The brake pads press against the brake rotor, causing the vehicle to come to a stop. Over time, the brake pads become worn and need to be replaced. In some cases, worn brake pads will trigger the brake warning light.

Parking / hand brake stuck – Your parking brake may become stuck on (or you may have forgotten to disengage it), causing the brake light to remain on while you drive. We recommend that you avoid driving while the parking brake is engaged. This can cause more damage to your braking system, resulting in a much more expensive repair.

Brake lights due for replacement – In some vehicles, the brake warning light will illuminate if the bulbs in your car’s rear brake lights need replacing. Often, these lights will become dim over time, reducing their visibility.


Brake Warning Light – Diagnostics & Repairs in Hamilton

Is your vehicle’s brake warning light on? If so, we can help!

Brake problems can often be difficult to diagnose and repair. Fortunately, our team of skilled mechanics have lots of experience in brake-related repairs and services. We will be able to quickly detect the problem in your braking system and offer quality repairs that you can rely on.

For fast, honest brake diagnostics and repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimme Motors today!

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