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What Could it Mean When the Brake Warning Light is Illuminated?

Brake warning light could be activated by a number of conditions. Some are warnings, some will require professional help. Some vehicles do not have separate light for the parking brake, so the brake light could be illuminated to let you know that the parking brake is still on. Naturally, if you released the parking brake, but it looks like the parking brake ( aka emergency brake) is stuck or broken, it’s time to look for a “mechanic near me” and call the professionals. Another reason for the brake light being turned “on” is low level of brake fluid. Topping off the fluid should turn off the light right away. However, this begs the question – what caused the low brake fluid level? Which leads us to yet another reason for the brake light being “on” – brake fluid leak. These can occur in brake lines, brake calipers, drum brake wheel cylinders, and naturally, the master cylinder as well. At Fremont Auto Center we can diagnose and repai ... read more

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