Male Speaker: Brakes require professional service, but before bringing to the garage diagnose and promise yourself to save some cash. The first important step is checking the brake fluid level in your car if your brake light comes on. A high-pitched squealing and scraping sound that goes away, when you let-off the brake means the brake pads are worm out, but you will only pick up on this problem easily if your brake pads have wear-sensors attached. Drive the car slowly, braking often. If they squeal, you might need new brake pads, or the rotors may need to be resurfaced or machined.
A grinding metal sound means it is too late to salvage the brakes. And the failure is damaging your rotors or drums. If your brake pedal feel soft their seems to sink when you step on it expect to get a new brake master cylinder. If the car pulls to one side when you step on the brake pedal, checkout your hydraulic pressure, it may be insufficient in one part of the system. It could also be sticking or your car might be experiencing front-end problems. If you feel a pulsation when braking at high speeds your brake rotors could be warped.
Smoking brakes give off a nasty smell. The culprit could be a stuck brake caliper, or wheel cylinder. Driving with the hand-brake on could also be the cause, or one of the hand-brake cables could be stuck.