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How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to when brake pads should be replaced, as their wear differs from driver to driver and in different scenarios. Ideally, you should monitor your car's brake pads for signs that indicate that they need replacing. Let's look at some of those signs here. Noisy braking Brake pads wear with time and use, and once they have reached the limit of their efficacy, you may start to notice some odd sounds when braking. Spent brakes emit a squeaking, squealing, or grinding sound. Once you hear a grinding sound, you should act quickly to prevent damage to the rotors. Unsteady braking Generally, vibrations are never a good sign. Vibrations while braking may indicate worn brake pads or warped rotors. Slow braking Monitoring the time between applying the brake and coming to a complete stop is helpful to determine whether your car's brakes are efficient or not. If you notice that your stop time is prolonged, it may indicate that the brakes are worn ... read more

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