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If you have questions about your brakes, refer to this FAQ we prepared. But you should only treat this FAQ as an educational resource. Nothing beats consulting with the in-house experts at Motorwerks BMW if you’re having problems with your brakes. Don’t hesitate to call or message us if you have questions about your brakes or other vehicle parts.
This happens if one of your calipers grabs onto a rotor too quickly. It’s possible that the caliper has a seized slide pin or is leaking brake fluid. Other potential causes include a pinched or leaking brake hose or a brake pad worn unevenly. A trained mechanic can determine the real cause of the problem and fix it.
This can happen if you have warped brake rotors. You can’t see the warpage just by looking at the rotor. Mechanics use a special technique to measure a rotor’s high and low points. They use a specialized gauge. So, if your vehicle shakes or vibrates when you step on the brakes, the best thing to do is to go to an automotive service center.
Having a soft brake pedal is very dangerous. It prevents you from stopping your vehicle in time before you hit something on the road. If your brake pedal is soft, it could mean your brake fluid is low or leaking. It’s also possible that your brake pads are completely worn out. You need to bring your car to a repair shop for a brake service to restore your brake pedal to its original state.
Manufacturers package brake pads in pairs. The material on a new brake pad is usually 8 to 12 millimeters thick. If you only change one brake pad, your brake pads will differ in thickness. For example, you can have a 4-millimeter pad on one side and a 10-millimeter pad on the other. This can result in uneven braking or pulling to one side of the road when you step on the brakes. It can be dangerous, especially on a slippery road. This is why you should change both brake pads at the same time.
ABS is an important safety feature of your vehicle. If you notice that your brake pedal is buzzing or humming when you press it, it could mean that your anti-lock braking system (ABS) is malfunctioning. Vibrations may also accompany the buzzing sound. You should schedule a brake service immediately if you suspect something is wrong with your ABS.
If you’re from Bloomington, MN, you can go to Motorwerks BMW for a brake service. We have factory-trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment. We can get your brakes working again in no time.
If your brakes malfunction, you should schedule a brake service with Motorwerks BMW in Bloomington, MN. All you need to do is to call or send us a message. Don’t forget to check out the auto service coupons on our website.