Category: Brake Repair

Why are my brakes squeaking? Brake Service at V&F Auto

March 29th, 2021 by

Noisy brakes can be an early indicator of a serious safety problem. In this article, we’ll help you understand why your brakes are squeaking and what you should do about it. Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your

What should I do if the ABS warning light comes on?

October 9th, 2020 by

The ABS warning light can be an ominous sign. What should you do if it comes on? Find out below. What is the ABS warning light? The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps the driver steer the vehicle by restoring traction to your tires and your preventing wheels from locking up—in older vehicles, brakes have to

How often should I get my brakes serviced?

September 21st, 2020 by

Getting your brakes serviced is an important part of regular maintenance. Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. Factor #1: Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it

What should I do about an ABS warning light?

September 14th, 2020 by

The ABS warning light can be an ominous sign. Here’s what to do if you see it on your dashboard. What is ABS? The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you steer in emergencies by restoring traction to your tires and preventing wheels from locking up so you can steer to safety—in older vehicles, brakes have

Brake Repair at V&F Auto: Broken Brake Pads

March 19th, 2020 by

Brake repair is one of our most common service requests. While your brakes are built to last a while, these components are under an incredible amount of stress whenever you drive—making them prone to wear. In this article, we’ll take a close look at one of the most important braking components: brake pads. How They