When Should I Replace My Brake Pads? - Here's How to Know
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When Should I Replace My Brake Pads? – Here’s How to Know

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The most critical mechanics in your car is the car brakes. Here is When You Should Replace the Brake Pads of your car

The experience of driving a car has changed drastically over years. Like any progression within the society, humanity has striven to make road commute more and safer. This is been done by the introduction of various safety features in the passenger car such as ABS (Anti Lock Braking System), seat belts, airbags etc. One of the most crucial safety features any vehicle has is its brakes. As Newton stated in his first law, “any object will stay in motion until an equal and opposite force is applied to it.” According to this law, any vehicle will stay in motion until an external force is applied. This external force is provided by the brakes of the vehicle. The brake shoes in the vehicle brush against the rim to slow down the speed and ultimately bringing it to complete halt. This is the only reason why keeping the brakes of your car in the best possible condition is important for the safety of the passengers travelling in the car. One of the most common issues that car owners face is due to work out brake pads. Here, we tell you about the signs that tell you to replace them.

When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

Here are some of the signs to know that your car’s brake pads should be replaced

#1 Odd noises

As humans, we have developed certain skills to judge a situation through our senses. The first checkpoint to look for to know if you need brake repair on your car is to listen to odd noises coming out of your car brakes. When you hit the brakes on your vehicle, a harsh squeaking sound is generally a good enough sign to know it is time to change your car brake pads.

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#2 Irregular Movements

When hitting the brakes pedal on your car, your car should come to a smooth halt. If your vehicle pulls to left or right when you hit the brakes, it is a sign that one side of the brakes are holding the tires better than the other two. You should immediately replace the brake pads or get your vehicle inspected by a technician. If the brake pedals on your car sink to the floorboard or the steering wheel shake while braking, take it as a, sure enough, sign for car brake pads replacement.

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#3 Longer brake time

Brake time is when your vehicle comes to a complete halt after you hit the brake pedals. If your vehicle is taking longer than usual to stop after braking, make sure to get the brake pads replaced as soon as possible. Ignorance in such situations often results in further decay of brakes and could also result in brake failure.

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#4 Warning

Expensive cars today are equipped with technologies to warn you about any mishaps in the car’s mechanics. Such cars usually help you check the health of each vital component through the infotainment screen. They even send warning messages if the brake pads need urgent replacement. Sadly, though, such a feature is not available on all cars sold in the market.

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