Every time you go for a drive in Schaumburg, IL, you depend on your vehicle's brakes to bring you to a stop. If you don't have a functioning brake pedal connecting to the brakes, the brakes are as good as useless. That vital connection is why it's so important to pay attention to your brake pedal to ensure it's operating as it should. If you want to know what to look for, here are a few symptoms of a worn-out brake pedal.

One easy-to-spot symptom of a problematic brake pedal is a burning smell while you're driving your vehicle. Though a burning smell could have several possible sources, one possible cause is that your brake pedal is loose to the point that it is applying slight braking pressure, even when you're not depressing it. This constant application of brakes will cause your rotors to heat up and cause a burning smell.

Another symptom to look for is a puddle of brake fluid under your car. Though this is typically caused by a broken brake line, it could also be caused by a loose connection between the brake pedal and the master cylinder. In any event, if you notice leaking brake fluid, it's vital to have your vehicle towed to Patrick BMW as soon as possible.

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