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How to Tell When Brakes Need Replacing

How to Tell When Brakes Need Replacing

Brakes are a critical safety component of any vehicle, but how do you know when it's time to replace them? These warning signs indicate your brakes may need attention to help you stay safe on the road. Squealing or Grinding Noises One of the most common indicators of worn brake pads is a high-pitched squealing sound when you apply the brakes. This noise is caused by a wear indicator built into the brake pad, alerting you that it's time for a replacement. If you hear a grinding noise, it could mean the brake pads have worn down completely and metal is grinding against metal, posing a serious safety risk. Vibrations or Pulsations If you feel vibrations or pulsations through the brake pedal or steering wheel when you apply the brakes, it could indicate warped brake rotors. Warped rotors can affect the braking performance, causing uneven braking and longer stopping distances. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to further damage to the braking sys ... read more

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