How Do You Know It is Time For You To Change Your Brake Pads?

How Do You Know It is Time For You To Change Your Brake Pads?

Nov. 25, 21

Brake Pads


Are you uncertain if your brake pads need replacing? There are some signs that your car needs brake repair work or new brake pads.


● Failed Inspection

If the state where you live requires an inspection, this may uncover that your brake pads are below the permitted thickness. Some mechanics can also perform a visual inspection to determine if your brake pads are worn and in need of repair.

Another sign that your pad's thickness is wearing thin is a squeaking, squealing, or grinding sound when you brake. This is the metal where the brake pads once were scraping against the metal of the rotors. Left too long, you may need to replace your rotors as well.

A qualified mechanic can advise you on the safest option.


● Dull echo

New models are prone to such problems. The dull echo is caused by the difference in the thickness of the brake disc. It usually occurs when the pedal is slack. Such problems can also easily lead to steering wheel shaking.

In this case, maintain the ball cage connector and check the degree of wear of the brake pads. If necessary, replace the brake pads.


● Brake Light Will Come On

We're all familiar with those annoying little lights that illuminate our dashboard. But, in some cases, these lights aren't something to ignore.

A sure sign that you need brake repair is if the service light on your dashboard comes on. This light is usually red or yellow and may be accompanied by an exclamation point symbol in parentheses -- (!) -- and the word "brake" or "anti-lock brake".

Also, double-check that you didn't accidentally engage your parking brake. If you did, you'll see a letter "P" illuminated on your dashboard. Disengaging the parking brake should turn the light off. Seeing this signal could be a false alarm and there may not be any issue with your brake pads.

Some older cars don't have illuminating dashboards so you'll need to identify the problem in a different way.


Brake Pads

● Bass howling

Generally called caliper noise, it is caused by the vibration of caliper components. It may also be caused by the vibration of the suspension system. It usually shows a slight vibration in the new car's caliper or suspension system. It is especially common in the early morning of winter.

In this case, check the brake calipers, suspension system, and bushings. If necessary, replace the brake pads.


● Change in Brake Pressure

Your brake pedal should offer some resistance when you press on it. If you notice less (or more) resistance when you step on the brakes, your vehicle may need immediate brake repair.

Some people describe this sensation as a "soft" or "sinking" or "squishy" feeling. This change might be caused by air or moisture trapped in the braking system or loss of brake fluid. It may also be an issue with the master cylinder -- both of which need immediate attention by a mechanic.


● A Vibrating or Shaking Steering Wheel

When your brake pads are wearing thin or you have an uneven rotor, it can cause your steering wheel to shake or vibrate as well.

When functioning properly, your rotors are smooth and allow your wheels to turn easily and the brake pads to make contact. Wheels don't always rotate evenly, though, and can cause imperfections in your rotors.

Friction is created between an uneven rotor and your brake pad as the wheel spins. This can wear away at the pad or transfer some of it onto your rotor, creating a bump.

When you brake and feel shaking or wobbling, it's your brake pad hitting these rotor imperfections. You may also notice your car pulling to one side. In some cases, this can be a result of something wrong with your steering or suspension system (like your wheel alignments), but can also be a result of your brakes needing repairs or service.


● High pitched scream

When the vibration frequency of the brake disc and the brake pads are the same, they resonate to produce a squealing sound. The high-frequency sound sounds very sharp, so you can easily find that your brake pad has a problem through this performance.

In this case, you need to check whether the brake calipers and guide rails are smoothly lubricated and whether the piston oil seal is damaged. Check whether all anti-noise clips and brake pads are suitable and installed correctly. Check whether the brake pads are too smooth and are not overused. If the brake pads are overused, you need to replace the brake pads as soon as possible for your safety


The final words

There's no room for error when it comes to brake repair. If your vehicle is showing any signs of worn brake pads, rotors, or other brake-related issues, you need to get it to the shop as soon as possible.

Explain the warning signs that you've noticed and allow an experienced mechanic to diagnose the problem. Having brakes that function properly will keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe.

Having a mechanic perform routine maintenance on your vehicle can prevent any issues before they arise.


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