What are common symptoms of brake failure?

What are common symptoms of brake failure?

What are common symptoms of brake failure?When the unexpected occurs, you need your braking system to function optimally. At the first indication of brake trouble, you'll want to bring your vehicle to an experienced mechanic for a thorough inspection so an accurate diagnosis can be made. Here's a look at seven common signs of a brake problem.

Squealing Sounds

If the small piece of metal attached to your brake pad begins to rub against the rotor, then you may hear squealing noises come from your brakes. At this point, you'll want to soon get to the shop to prevent the problem from worsening.


It's generally best to replace brake pads about every 50,000 miles. If you don't get new brake pads as needed, they could wear down to the point that grinding occurs, at which point your discs could become prone to damage.


If you step on the brakes and your vehicle veers off to one side, then there's reason to suspect that a caliper has seized up, potentially due to corrosion. This poses a serious safety hazard and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Soft Brake Pedal

Moisture or air in your braking system could be to blame if your brake pedal quickly sinks to the floor when you step on it.


If vibrations are emerging from your brakes, the issue could be due to warped rotors.

ABS Light Illuminates

When the ABS (anti-lock braking system) light turns on, a problem in your brakes has been detected, which means you'll want to get to the shop so the issue can be pinpointed and fixed.

Brake Fluid Leak

When brake fluid leaks, it often can be found next to a tire or below the master brake cylinder. For healthy brake function, you'll want to maintain a proper fluid level.

If you need brake repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For brake repair in Tampa, contact the experts at DAS Autowerks at (813) 940-0064. Feel free to give DAS Autowerks a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your domestic or European vehicle's repair needs!

DAS Autowerks Blog
Posted: December 13, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ