Starbrakes inspect your brakes at no charge. A Brake inspection will show you the condition of your brake system.

Squealing noise: If your brakes are making a high pitch noise or grinding sounds, it may be telling you its time for repairs.

Pulling: when your car is pulling from one side to another while braking it could be anything from a sticking caliper, worn disc hardware, bad brake hose, miss adjusted brakes or even low tire pressure or other safety components.

Shaking / Vibration: If you feel a shaking/vibration coming from the steering wheel, brake pedal or the entire vehicle when the brakes are applied, may indicate a warped surface on your brake rotors or drums and may need to be serviced.

Brake Light: When your brake indicator light comes on it is an indication of a problem and it could be a serious one. This could lead to brake failure.

Low Pedal: This condition could be signs of something simple or serious. A brake pedal that almost touches the floor before the brakes work could just indicate a need for an adjustment or could be the sign of failing components.

Hard Pedal: Hard pedals often indicate damaged brake linings, power brake trouble or other problems.

ABS Light on: This could be anything from low brake fluid to a bad component which could be a minor to a serious problem, but in most case it will only cause your Anti lock brake system to stop working and your regular brakes to work which will allow to be able to go into a skidding stop on emergency braking.

Grab: If your brakes grab with the slightest touch you may have something loose in your brake system. Then again, it could indicate something in the linings of your brakes such as grease or oil contamination.

Remember, regular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle's ongoing maintenance, helping to ensure its safety and reliability. In fact, we recommend that you have them inspected at least once a year or if you experience any of the following:

  • Low or spongy brake pedal
  • Hard brake pedal
  • Brake warning light that stays on
  • Continuously squealing or grinding brakes
Any time you notice these symptoms (or any others), it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked.  If our inspection reveals they do require repair, have someone explain exactly what's required, what’s optional and provide you with a written estimate before any work is done. Starbrakes does free brake inspections