Plainfield, CT Certified Brake Service

Brake Service in Plainfield, CT

How to Recognize When Your Brakes Need Servicing

Far too often, we take our brakes for granted. While most people know to check their oil on a regular basis, and to examine their tires routinely, many of us ignore our brakes -- sometimes until it's too late. The truth is, your brakes are an essential safety mechanism, and should be inspected every six months or 6,000 miles to make sure they're in proper condition.


Central Auto Group

98 Lathrop Rd
Directions Plainfield, CT 06374

  • Sales: 860-564-8020
  • PARTS & SERVICE: (860) 564-4014


  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you're driving from Mansfield, CT to Norwich, CT on worn brakes, you're going to need to increase the amount of distance it takes to come to a complete stop. If you, like most of us, regularly drive in stop-and-go traffic, those worn brakes raise the potential for a fender-bender. Here are a few ways to tell that your brakes need service:

  • The brake pedal feels spongy, which may be due to air in the brake lines or failing calipers
  • If the brake pedal is hard to press down, that could be due to a failure in the power assist mechanism
  • Grinding and squealing noises are an audible sign that the brake pads or shoes have worn out
  • if your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, your brakes are wearing unevenly
  • If your hydraulic system is leaking, you should be able to spot this by looking for wet inner tires or wrinkled paint near the brake line connectors
  • If you feel vibrations when you apply the brakes, this could be the result of a warped brake rotor
  • This may sound silly, but don't ignore it when your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) lights come on

When it comes to your brakes, don't take chances. Bring your vehicle to the factory-trained technicians in our Service Centers and let them conduct a comprehensive brake inspection. They'll make sure that everything's ship-shape, so that you can feel safer on the Coventry, RI roads. You may find our online service scheduler to be useful, since it allows you to schedule your appointment for a day and time that fit into your schedule.

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