What is uneven brake pressure?
When a car brakes, the brake calipers will apply pressure to the rotors on each wheel. This will cause your car to slow down. Uneven brake pressure occurs when the calipers apply different amounts of pressure to one or more brake rotors or brake drums. This often results in the car pulling to one side when the brakes are applied.
Uneven brake pressure can be dangerous because it can affect the control you have over your car, especially when you need to brake rapidly. For this reason, we recommend that you get your brakes examined by a mechanic as soon as you notice the issue.
Causes of uneven brake pressure:
Brake caliper is stuck – If a brake caliper becomes jammed, it will not be able to apply pressure to the brake pad correctly. This will create uneven brake pressure. This can also be caused by a stuck piston inside the caliper. It may also cause the brakes to be jammed on, overheating the brakes and causing damage.
Malfunctioning proportioning valve – The proportioning valve is responsible for controlling the braking pressure between the front and rear brakes. If it isn’t working correctly, your car’s brake pressure will be affected.
Unevenly worn brake pads – If the brake pads on one side a more worn than the other, it can cause your car to pull to the left or right when you brake. You should always have all of your brake pads changed at once to prevent this issue from occurring.
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Incorrect tyre pressure – Problems with your car’s tyre pressure can give a similar set of symptoms to uneven brake pressure.
Symptoms of uneven brake pressure:
Uneven brake pressure can result in a number of symptoms including:
- Pulling to one side while braking
- Uneven wear on the brake pads or rotor
- A brake pedal that feels spongy or sinks to the floor
- Reduced braking performance
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to have your brakes checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive. A qualified mechanic will be able to diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs to restore proper brake function and improve the safety of your vehicle.
Uneven Brake Pressure Diagnostics in Hamilton
Is your car displaying symptoms of uneven brake pressure? If so, we can help!
At Grimmer Motors, our team of experienced mechanics can service and diagnose your car’s braking system, replacing components as needed. This allows for correct brake pressure and improved safety. Whether it’s fixing your brake caliper, replacing the brake pads or replacing your tyres, Grimmer Motors is your one-stop shop for all brake-related services.
For brake servicing and diagnostics in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!