Inspect Your Car Brakes Before Getting a Pre-Sale Inspection

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One of the important things that you should do before selling your vehicle is get a professional roadworthy inspection. If there are any minor faults, you can get them fixed before putting the item on the market. Note that if you try to sell a vehicle with multiple faulty parts, the buyer will have a bargaining advantage. To ensure that you get a good price for the car and sell it quickly, one of the areas that you should address is the car's braking system. As you strive to prepare your car for sale, look out for the following signs which indicate that you should repair it before getting an inspection.

Unusual noises when braking

One of the evident giveaways of a faulty braking system is when your car produces unusual grinding noises every time you hit the brake pedal. This problem occurs when the brake pads are excessively worn. As a result, metal grinds against metal when you hit the brake pedal, and this cases the car to produce grinding noises. Your inspector will notice the wear when they check the vehicle, and they will require you to replace the worn parts before passing the exam. The entire process of taking the car back for inspections can be costly and time-consuming. Therefore, visit a repair shop and have the brake pads, rotors and drums replaced.

Reduced pedal sensitivity

Your car's braking system should be able to respond even to the slightest touch of the pedal. You don't have to push your leg all the way in for the car to slow down or come to a stop. However, if you notice that the brake pedal does not respond until you go all the way down, there could be a problem. The most probable issue would be worn brake pedals, and all you need is to get them repaired or replaced. However, note that this problem could also be as a result of low brake fluid. If the brake pads are in good condition, check to make sure that there is no fluid leakage in the car.

Jerking motions when braking

Does your car slightly jerk to one side when you hit the brakes? If so, there could be a few things wrong with the braking system. One, you probably haven't changed the oil in a while, and there are lots of impurities in it. Two, your brake pads could be experiencing unusual wear. Finally, jerking motions could be also as a result of a faulty brake hose. The only way to pinpoint the problem is to get the brakes checked by an expert.

Address these issues with your braking system before getting an inspection. It would be a good idea to get a full service so that other problems can be addressed as well.


27 July 2018

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