The parts that make up your vehicle’s brake system (pads, rotors and calipers) wear down over time and will eventually need to be replaced. One of the most common brake repairs we perform is the replacement of brake pads (or shoes). Regardless of what they are made of (ceramic or metallic), brake pads wear down each time you step on the brake pedal – that’s how they work to stop your vehicle!
If your brake pads wear down too much without replacing them, the metal that holds the pads will make contact with the brake’s metal rotors. This not only makes your brakes less effective (and less safe!), but also increases the wear and tear on your brake rotors/drums, meaning they will need to be replaced as well!
Remember, brakes continually wear themselves down. So if you think you have a problem, don’t take any chances. We suggest that you bring your vehicle in and let us inspect your braking system.
Get your brakes checked if you notice:
- A squealing noise while driving that stops when the brakes are applied
- The steering wheel shakes when you apply the brakes
- The vehicle pulls to the left or right while braking
- Repeated squeaking when the brakes are engaged
- Grinding or groaning noises while stopping
- Brakes require more pressure, or the pedal falls closer to the floor than usual
- Steering wheel vibration