You’re a competent and conscientious driver, but you’re not really mechanically minded. Thus, you rely solely on professionals to oversee the maintenance of your vehicle.
You’ve taken your car into the garage and they say that your brakes needed to be repaired. They’ve done this and have told you that your car is safe for you to drive away again. Once you get out on the road, you notice that your brakes don’t feel quite right. Is it possible that they’ve been poorly repaired?
Are there vibrations?
Every time you press the brake pedal you notice a vibration traveling through the steering wheel. Your brakes shouldn’t respond this way and it’s potentially dangerous to continue running your car in this situation.
The brake pedal feels spongy
Your brakes should respond based on how you are pressing the pedal. Lightly pressing the pedal should offer a more gradual stop. If you need to stop in a hurry, then pressing the pedal down further should offer a quick response from the braking system. If your brake pedal allows you to push all the way down without offering much resistance, then this is a sign that something could be seriously wrong.
Lights on the dash
There may not be any physical signs that your brakes are failing, but this doesn’t mean that something isn’t off. Most modern vehicles are fitted with sensors that can diagnose problems before they get out of hand. If a warning light appears on your dash, then it could be related to a fault with the brakes.
Garages have a duty to ensure that your car is safe after repairs they carry out. If you’ve been injured because of poor automotive repairs, then you may be able to hold the establishment to account. Seeking legal guidance will offer a better insight into your options.