Brakes are for the sole purpose of slowing your car down – whether abruptly to avoid a collision, or gently to bring the car to a stop. For that reason, brakes might just be one of the most important features of your car.
Worldwide car experts recommend that brake pads should be changed every 25,000 to 65,000 miles, while rotors typically should be changed anywhere from 30,000 to 70,000 miles. You should endeavour to always make sure your brakes are in proper working conditions. It can potentially save your car, your life, and the lives of others on the road.
Although cars are built different, there are a few general warning signs you should look out for to know how your brake pads are doing. Today, we’ve listed the 3 most commons signs to spot:
- Screeching noises – If your brake pads are severely worn, the first thing you’ll notice is the squeaking or squealing noise coming from the brakes. Although squeaky brakes can be normal in some weather conditions—rain, for example—having squeaky brakes during every weather condition indicates there may be a problem.
- An indicator light turns on – Another sign that it’s time to replace your brake pads is when the indicator light turns on. In some modern cars, there’s an in-built sensor on the brake pad that signals when the brake pads become worn down.
- Vibrating steering wheel. If you feel a slight resounding noise in your steering wheel when you’re slowing down, it could mean that your brake pads are worn, and your rotors are being exposed to excessive heat.
One advised way to maintain and prolong the life of your brakes is to have your tyres rotated every 6 months. This will prevent one particular part of your tyre from getting excessively worn out. Take the necessary steps to ensure your brake pads are still working as effectively and having them changed regularly will help prevent brake damage.
If you need to have your brake pads checked due to the above signs, or if you have other complaints, contact TyrePro.ng for all your brake needs or call 0913808830.