Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your family. Whether you’re tracking through the northern terrain or going off the grid to the beach, it is important to make sure that your Audi is serviced and inspected. The purpose of your vacation is to relax and have fun. Don’t let unexpected (and typically avoidable) vehicle problems stand in the way of making lasting memories with your family.
Before you leave for vacation, it is important to schedule your Audi for service and checkup. At Auto Works of Brandon, we perform a comprehensive inspection as part of our Audi service plan. This comprehensive inspection includes checking all fluids in the vehicle, testing lights and turn signals, and checking certain safety features, such as windshield wipers. We want to make sure that our customers are protected as best as possible when out on the road.
The most important safety feature of your vehicle is the brake pads. Before you take the family on a road trip, you need to have the security that your brakes work properly and efficiently, meaning you can avoid the car that suddenly stops ahead of you or you can still stop at the intersection even in the midst of a summer rain storm.
We recommend that you have your brake pads inspected by a licensed mechanic before any long road trip. However, here are some signs that you might need your brake pads checked whether you are going on a road trip or not:
A faulty break when pressed produces sound. If you can hear a constant squeaking noise, have your car checked by a mechanic. The cause of this could be friction from the brake lining. If not addressed at once, pads, lining, brake drums and rotors can be damaged. Another sound that you might hear is a grinding noise. It indicates that the brake pads are worn out and you are stopping your car by grinding metal brake pad holder against your drums or rotors. Worn, damaged or uneven brake linings can cause your car being pulled to one side while running. When this happens, consult a mechanic to have your vehicle fixed.
If you would like to learn more about our Audi service inspection or if you would like to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, please call our office today.
Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Dr Ste B
Brandon, FL 33510