A brake inspection is an evaluation of the brake system, one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. It is a checkup for your brakes. The service is aimed at helping you to avoid costly repairs due to worn parts and to give you peace of mind that your vehicle will perform as it should when you press the brake pedal.
During a brake inspection, a qualified technician will visually examine the components of your brake system for wear, damage, or signs of corrosion. The technician will also take measurements to make sure those components are within specifications and perform a test drive to detect any irregularities. If problems are detected, a recommendation will be made for additional services.
Certain components of the brake system on your vehicle - the brake pads, for instance - will wear out over time and need to be replaced. Therefore, brake pad replacement is considered to be part of routine vehicle maintenance. If you wait too long to have your brake pads replaced, significant damage can occur to other parts of the system. The same can be said of brake shoes, drums, and rotors. A brake inspection gives you information as to the current state of your brake system.
There are other times when a brake inspection might be necessary. If you suspect there is a problem with your brakes, a brake inspection will reveal the cause of the problem. Signs of trouble with your brakes include: