Pulsating Brakes

by Bob DeP. AskBob@stretcher.com


Bob,
I have a Civic with 24,000 miles on it and when I brake it feels like they are grabbing more at one point in the rotation. It feels like the brakes are being pumped, but they're not. It's most noticeable at low speeds and I think I can even feel it when I'm not braking, but it's very, very mild. What do you think?
Ben

Ben,
It sounds like the rotors might be warped. It happens. If you can do it yourself, remove the rotors from your car and take them to an auto parts store or a speed shop for resurfacing.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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