Last week, we covered some of the causes of an illuminated check engine light. This week’s blog is all about a lesser-known indicator. Your brake service light (not to be confused with your check engine light or ABS light) is responsible for alerting you to any issues with your vehicle’s brake system. While some of these problems are easily fixed, some brake system problems can lead to your car’s brakes failing when you need them most. If your car’s brake service light has recently come on, read this blog and contact the team at Auto Stop Limited Inc. for repairs and service that you can trust.
What Does Your Brake Service Light Look Like?
You may not realize it, but you have almost certainly seen your brake service light illuminated. It typically lights up when your parking brake is engaged and when you first start the car. For some vehicles, the brake light is simply the word “BRAKE.” For other models, it is accompanied or replaced by a symbol. This symbol is often an exclamation point in a circle, with parentheses on either side. Your vehicle’s manual will be able to show you what your specific model’s brake service light looks like.
What Can a Brake Service Light Indicate?
One of the things that your brake service light can indicate is that your parking brake is engaged while you are driving. This is a straightforward thing to fix — just disengage the parking brake. On the other hand, your brake service light may be trying to tell you that you have a more severe issue with your car’s braking system. Problems with your braking system run the gamut from worn-down brake pads to low brake fluid, and some of these issues can cause your brake system to fail. It is crucial that you contact your trusted mechanic if your brake service light illuminates when it shouldn’t.
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Throughout the Baltimore area – including Charles Village, Hampden, Mount Vernon, Fells Point, Federal Hill, and the Inner Harbor – Auto Stop Limited, Inc is your one stop shop for all your auto repair needs. If you are looking for the highest-quality automotive service, come in today for a free estimate – or call us and let us know how our skilled experts can keep your vehicle up and running, safely and fast!