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.
Note: if you are still not sure about changing your brake pads, check with our experienced, professional and certified auto mechanics in the Hamilton auto shop.
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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We are located only 5 min driving North of St. Peter’s Hospital – Hamilton Health Sciences and 6 min driving North of Gage Park.
Since 2005, we have built a reputation for delivering exceptional automotive repair services and outstanding customer care.
Our commitment to excellence and dedication to our clients have made us a trusted name in automotive care.
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