How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

There isn't necessarily a set amount of time or mileage at which the replacement of your brakes should happen, but there are factors that affect how long the pads will last. The type of vehicle, driving habits, and the quality of the brake pads. When you notice one of these problems with the brake pads, it's time to replace the brake pads.

Grinding Noise

If you hear a grinding noise, your brake pads have worn down completely. You need to replace them immediately because driving on worn-down brake pads risks damaging the rotors, which can be more expensive to replace than the brake pads themselves. It's also dangerous to drive with underperforming brakes.

The Car Vibrates When Applying the Brakes

If your car is vibrating when applying the brakes, it indicates that the brake pad lining is worn out and needs replacement.

The reason for this sensation is warped rotors. Warped rotors occur when the brake pads are not replaced on time, causing them to wear unevenly, putting pressure on the rotors, and causing them to become bent.

Brake Pedals Are Hard and Don't Respond Quickly

If your brake pedal gets harder to push or does not respond as quickly as before, your pads are worn and requires immediate response.

If it takes longer Than Expected to Stop Your Car

Does your car take longer than normal to come to a complete stop? This can be worrying if you are driving in heavy traffic. If you have to push harder than usual on the brake pedal, this could mean that your brake pads have worn down and requires replacement.

The Car Pulls in One Direction When Applying the Brake

Excessive friction causes the car to pull in one direction when you brake. It's time to replace your brake pads if you notice that.

As seen, there is more to getting your brake pads replaced than meets the eye. If you are still unsure if your pads need to be replaced, bring the vehicle to Snider Auto Care today. After our expert technicians examine the brakes on your vehicle, you will know if your brake pads need to be replaced.

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