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Signs Your Acura Brakes Need Attention

Signs Your Acura Brakes Need Attention

Imagine driving your Acura MDX down James River Freeway. It’s all fine and clear when suddenly someone pulls in front of you. You hit the brakes hard and…your SUV darts to the right. Or, maybe your steering wheel shudders violently. Perhaps your car just doesn’t slow down in time and you can’t avoid the collision. When you have an issue with your Acura brakes, it can be hard to predict what will happen when you need to stop.

It all starts with education. You need to know the symptoms of problems with your Acura brakes. Because when you can recognise there’s a problem, you can get your Acura back in shape for safe driving sooner rather than later.

Signs Your Acura Brakes Aren’t Quite Right

Brake Pulsation

When you press the brake pedal, it should feel smooth and consistent. It definitely shouldn’t feel like the pedal is kicking back at you or that you’re fighting the steering wheel. If there’s a rhythmic shaking in the steering wheel or the brake pedal only when you press it, it’s called brake pulsation. It happens when your Acura brakes have warped rotors. In some cases, the rotors can be resurfaced and reused, but it’s usually best to have them replaced.

Brake Fade

If you press the brake pedal and your Acura doesn’t respond quickly, it’s brake fade. You’ll know that’s what it is because it gets progressively worse the longer you drive. As your brakes heat up, brake fluid or friction surfaces react to the heat. At times, it can feel like you no longer have power brake assist. It needs to get diagnosed by the Acura dealer to determine the cause and the necessary repair.

Brake Warning Lights

Another major concern is when the brake warning lights are illuminated on the dashboard. It could be the parking brake indicator or the ABS brakes indicator that comes on. When the lights are on, you can’t be sure that your brakes are going to function properly when you need them. Or, your ABS brakes or traction control might not be in working order. The service department at Jay Wolfe Acura of Springfield needs to diagnose the cause of the warning lights and fix it.

 

Whatever your Acura brakes have going on, we’re here to help. Jay Wolfe Acura of Springfield has factory-trained technicians who will diagnose and fix whatever braking issues you may have. We want you to feel confident and secure in your vehicle!

Where to Go for Acura Repairs

Where to Go for Acura Repairs

Decisions, decisions. Something isn’t working right in your Acura, the Check Engine light is on, or there’s a funny noise. You have to decide where to bring it to get it fixed. That can be a tough choice, especially if you bought a used Acura somewhere other than the dealership. But regardless of how old…

Accident History? Check for Hidden Damage in These 5 Places

Accident History? Check for Hidden Damage in These 5 Places

When you’re car shopping, you’ll encounter many, many vehicles that have an accident history. It’s common – so common that you might have a hard time finding the right one for you that DOESN’T have an accident in its past. And the number one deterrent for buying a car that’s been in a fender bender…

Service Basics: What is a Serpentine Belt?

Service Basics: What is a Serpentine Belt?

Every Acura on the road today is packed with features from bumper to bumper. Somewhere in between, at the front of the engine, there are a couple critical components that rely on the engine’s rotation to operate. That’s only possible if those systems are connected to the engine in some way. That’s where a serpentine…

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

You’ve seen a dual clutch transmission advertised by Acura for a few different vehicles. The Acura TLX, the Acura ILX and sport hybrid models use the dual clutch transmission to create the most performance-oriented experience from your Acura. But what is it all about? How does it work, and what does it do for you?…

Does Your Suspension Need Attention?

Does Your Suspension Need Attention?

You drive your car every day. When you’re cruising down the Interstate or weaving your way through traffic at Missouri State University, it seems you’re always in the driver’s seat. After a little while, your Acura’s smooth, refined suspension gets a little bumpy. You feel those potholes more than you used to and the speed…

Telltale Signs Your Acura Needs a Wheel Alignment

Telltale Signs Your Acura Needs a Wheel Alignment

Summer or winter, spring or fall, hazards are all over the roads. They come in the form of ruts and potholes, or even the occasional curb. After some driving, your Acura just doesn’t handle the way it used to. Could it be that you need a wheel alignment?   Odds are pretty good that your…

What Do Those Warning Lights Mean?

What Do Those Warning Lights Mean?

When you turn the key from off to on, your Acura’s dash lights up. A bunch of lights in an array of colors illuminate for a moment or two, then they go off. Those are warning lights, but at that stage, it’s of no concern. That’s just a bulb check. But if those warning lights…

Signs You Need Brake Repairs

Signs You Need Brake Repairs

Hint: it’s not just squealing brakes that mean you need brake repairs.   When you’re cruising through town in your Acura, there’s a great source of pride you feel. You’re driving a premium vehicle, full of top-of-the-line luxury features. Your vehicle has incredible performance, accelerating quickly and handling nimbly around every corner. Yet, when you…

Why is Powertrain Warranty Important?

Why is Powertrain Warranty Important?

When you were shopping for your Acura car or SUV, you heard plenty of references to the outstanding powertrain warranty. You read about, or were told about, the amazing 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain coverage on new Acuras. But maybe it went over your head, or you may not understand why the emphasis on that warranty coverage.…