Your vehicle’s brakes are an essential safety feature, so it’s important to pay attention to the signs your brakes need repair. There are several telltale signs which indicate your brakes need attention. One is a squealing or grinding sound when you press the brake pedal. This indicates your brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced. Another sign is a spongy brake pedal, which could indicate air or moisture in your brake fluid. Other signs include a burning smell or visible smoke when you press on the brake pedal and your vehicle pulling to one side when you brake. If you experience any of these signs, having your brakes inspected and serviced as soon as possible is important.