Brake Warning Lights

A brake warning light will activate if your emergency brake is on or if your Longview Nissan vehicle has a serious drop in the brake system’s hydraulic pressure. If it is the latter, bring your car into Patterson Nissan Longview ASAP as your brakes could be near total failure.

Low or “Spongy” Brake Pedal

nissan gt-r brakesDoes your brake pedal nearly touch your Nissan floorboard before the brakes start working, or does your brake pedal feel “spongy?” This problem could require a simple adjustment or it may be something much more serious. Your Shreveport LA brake warning light may or may not come on when you push the brake pedal.

Touchy Brakes

Touchy brakes, those that grab and stop with very little pedal pressure, could indicate a simple problem in Marshall, like a contaminated brake lining, but could also be a very serious issue. Visit our Longview brake service center to make sure you are safe driving your Nissan automobile.

Brakes Pulling

Does your Longview car pull to one side when you apply the brakes? This could be caused by anything from an under-inflated tire to misadjusted brakes to Nissan brakes that are in need of repair.

Squealing Brakes

Brakes should operate with very little noise. A little noise is normal, but excessive squealing, screeching, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your Longview Nissan brakes need attention.

Vibration when Braking

dirty brakesDoes your brake pedal, steering wheel or vehicle shake, vibrate, or pulsate when you apply the brakes? This could mean that you need to resurface the disc brake rotors, or it is signaling a serious problem involving a loose brake system component or faulty steering mechanism. Patterson Nissan Longview can help you tell the difference.

If you are experiencing any of the conditions above, you are probably also experiencing longer stopping distances and having a difficult time stopping if you have to slam on the brakes in your Nissan vehicle. Any time you notice any of the symptoms on this list, it is a very good idea to have your brakes checked by a Longview brake service technician. Patterson Nissan Longview recommends that you have them inspected at least once a year even if you do not experience any negative symptoms.

Patterson Nissan Longview in Longview and our certified service and brake technicians have the right equipment, expertise, training and the proper brake parts designed specifically for your Nissan.

This information on this page is provided only as a guideline for Longview drivers and is not a substitute for a comprehensive brake system inspection by the staff at Patterson Nissan Longview or a local Longview, Texas service center. Don’t wait to get your brakes inspected until it’s too late!