Are you hearing squeaking noises every time you press on your car’s brakes? If you are, then it’s probably time to take your car in for a service.
Cars play an important role in our daily lives, so it’s imperative not to forget to service them or check for any problems. That squeaky noise is a message from your brakes telling you that it’s time to get them changed before they cause any life-threatening problems. Early detection of deteriorated brakes can also save you a lot of money. Here are a few signs that it’s time to change those brake pads:
#1 Loud or Soft Squeaking Noises
This is a common occurrence for most drivers, but it’s also a good sign that your brake pads are nearing the end of their lifespan. The noise can also be caused by a collection of dust or dirt on your brake pads as a result of bad weather conditions. This can easily be resolved by cleaning the brake pads. However, it’s always a good idea to take your car in for service if you suspect that the noise isn’t being caused by a build-up of rust.
#2 Your Brake Pads Look Incredibly Thin
Another way to check your brake pads is by taking a look at them. If you take a look through your tire spokes, you’ll be able to see your brake pad and brake rotor. The pad should be 3mm (millimeters) thick.
#3 Metallic Grinding Noises
If you are hearing grinding or growling noises when you are driving, then this could be a sign that not only are your brake pads worn down but that your brake discs and calipers are also brushing against each other.
#4 Your Car Tells You It’s Time for a Change
Some cars let their drivers know that it’s time to change the brake pads by showing a warning. You might also feel that your brake pads vibrate when you press on them. Both of these indicate that it’s time to take your car in for a service.
If you are experiencing any of these signs with your brake pads or any other problems with your car, CRS Automotive is happy to assist. We will provide you with a high-quality and thorough car service that will guarantee your safety and comfort when driving in your car.
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