Gerry Reid

Raleigh & Zebulon, NC

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You know about your synthetic oil filter and your transmission, but could you identify early problems with your brakes? This article has tips to help you identify small problems before they grow. Keeping their car in good shape is important to every motorist. However, with minimal vehicle knowledge, and the majority of what knowledge they do have focusing on the engine, it can be difficult for an everyday motorist to notice important signs of potentially dangerous problems.

Common Signs That Your Brakes Need Help

Synthetic Solutions knows just how important your brakes are to you and your passenger's safety and has the following common signs to listen out for which indicate that your brakes need a little bit of attention.


If there was a list of noises when your vehicle shouldn’t make, this sound would be on it! It’s the loud scraping, grinding, or even squealing noise that you can hear your car making each time that you put pressure on your brakes. As bad as the noise sounds (pardon the pun), it’s likely to be your brakes giving you an early warning that they will need to be replaced soon. You see, inside your brake pads is a very small metal rod. As your brake pads wear out, the rod becomes more and more visible until it starts to touch your wheel. When this happens, the rod makes the very bad noise you are hearing to give you a heads up that it’s almost time to change your brake pads.


Adding to the above-mentioned list is a clicking noise. In particular, a clicking noise which comes from your wheels. If you can hear this sound then it’s time to pull over and give your brakes some attention. When your brake pads are installed, they are placed in a secure fitting which is attached to your braking system. If the pads come out of this fitting or dislodge, they begin to move around as you apply pressure to the brakes, leading to the metal clanging against metal sound which you hear as you slow down.

Is Breaking a Thing of the Past?

Do you remember when you could gently place your foot on the brake pedal and your car would come to a complete stop in a timely fashion? Oh, those were the days! Wait, those should still be the days! If you notice that it is taking you longer and longer to stop your car then it’s time to get your brakes checked and likely replaced. This is for the simple reason that your brake pads are running out of material and will soon be unable to do their job. Click here to buy AMSOIL DOT 3 and DOT 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid and give your brakes the high-quality brake fluid they need to provide maximum ABS performance. To find out more, call Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749 and chat with an expert about the range of high-quality AMSOIL synthetic oil products available.

I'd Like to Brake Straight, Please

If there is one liveable car we all remember it’s Herbie! He would get up to antics, driving himself anywhere he wanted to go. As humorous as he was, if your car has started to exhibit signs that it wants to go its own way, it’s time to take it to a mechanic. There are a few reasons why this could be happening, such as a loose or frozen caliper or even just an unevenly worn pad. Whatever the cause, get it checked!

How About the Drivers Chooses Where You Stop

Each day it seems like there is a new level of autonomous driving, with cars taking care of their drivers from start to finish. However, if your car is exhibiting this behavior, particularly where starts to change lanes as you apply pressure to the brakes, then it’s time to get your brakes checked. It could be something as small as a frozen caliper or an uneven brake pad, but it could also be the sign of a larger and dangerous problem.

Increase Performance With a Synthetic Oil Change in Wake County

When it comes to knowing when your vehicle needs your help, you don’t need a mechanic degree, you just need a few tips like the ones in this article. And of course, it goes without saying that it is important that you include your brake fluid on your regular engine maintenance fluid checklist to ensure it’s always at the correct level and in good condition. If any of the fluids inspect have past their useful date, instead of just topping them up, replace them. Check out Synthetic Solutions’ online store for the range of high-quality AMSOIL engine fluids available or speak with an expert by calling (919) 600-2749.

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