Whether you drive a luxury BMW, rugged Subaru or eco-friendly Tesla, you rely on your brake pads every day. However, wear and tear can eventually take a toll on them. For more information on how your brake pads work, check out our other article with NAPA Auto Parts. If you notice that it takes longer to slow down or you have to push your foot down further to stop, it may be time for a brake pad replacement. Here are a few other signs to look out for:
- Your Car Vibrates When Braking If you feel vibrations in your car when you apply the brakes, it may be a sign of worn brake pads. Vibrations can indicate uneven wear on the pads or warped rotors, which may require a brake pad replacement.
- You Hear Squeaking or Squealing When Braking If you hear squeaking or squealing noises when you apply the brakes, it's likely a sign that your brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced. Squeaking or squealing can be caused by the brake pad wear indicator, which is designed to make noise when the brake pads are too thin.
- Your Car Takes Longer To Stop If you notice that your car takes longer to come to a complete stop when you apply the brakes, it may be a sign of worn brake pads. Reduced braking performance can be dangerous and may require immediate brake pad replacement to ensure safe driving.