Consider a Brake Service in Lynnwood for Unexpected Brake Smell

February 1, 2017  

Brake Service in LynnwoodThere are several reasons that your car may emanate an unpleasant and unexpected brake smell. Let us examine each circumstance to determine whether brake service in Lynnwood is warranted.

  • Overheated brakes result in an obvious aroma. This may be caused by newly installed front brakes that are being broken in. After installation, new brakes typically smell for a couple of hours. If the situation persists, there may be an issue with the calipers on your front brakes. Hardware replacement will usually solve the problem.
  • If the emergency brake was inadvertently left on, the rear brakes overheat and lead to a foul odor. Disengaging the emergency brake should stop the smell. However, if you have driven a number of miles with the emergency brake on, you should have the brakes inspected as soon as possible. this is the case, replace the hardware to avoid further braking smells.
  • There are other causes that may lead to brake smells that require Ford, Toyota or Cadillac service. Your brakes could be stuck or excessively worn.

Seeking professional brake service in Lynnwood is typically necessary to eliminate the smell and ensure safe operation of your auto for miles to come. Depend on the certified brake mechanics at Carson Auto Repair to evaluate your brake situation and effectively address the problem in a timely manner and at a cost that will not break your budget. Call us today at (425)905-2460 to schedule an appointment for service. We are pleased to offer you a free loaner car while your vehicle undergoes brake service.