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The brakes feel soft. You have to press harder on the brakes to slow/stop the car.

Look at your outside brake pad through the space between the wheel's spokes; it should be 1/4 thick. If it is less than 1/4 thick, you may want to replace your brake pads.

A sign of a brake fluid leak is the presence of a puddle of fluid on the ground when the car is parked. Brake fluid looks like fresh motor oil.

When you brake the car shakes and/or pulls to one side.

Check through the wheel arches to see if the rotors are warped. If they are replace them.

You hear a screeching sound when braking.

The small metal shim, called an indicator, inside the brake pad may be rubbing the rotors, making a screeching sound. This is a sign that your brake pads are very worn down need to be replaced.

Somewhere in the system there is a faulty electrical connection. Check for blown fuses or stripped wires.

The blower motor is old and worn out. It will have to be replaced.

"The car tends to drift to one side or you have to wrestle with the wheel to go straight"

Get your tires aligned.

"The steering wheel is tilted while driving in a straight line"

Get your tires aligned.

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