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You may be worried about how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Because there is not an actual schedule listed in your owner’s manual for brake service, it is crucial that you are aware of how your car should perform when stopping. The rate at which the braking components wear out (such as pads, rotors, and calipers), largely depends on your driving style and condition. However, many vehicle manufacturers may recommend replacing brake components about every 50,000 miles just to make sure their vehicles are driving, and stopping, as safe as possible.

So how do you know when brakes need to be replaced, you ask? Here are some obvious signs:

  • Noisy brakes – Built-in sensors will create a screeching or squealing sound when the brake pads scrape against the rotor. When the pads wear down completely, you will hear metal-on-metal grinding sounds.
  • Brake pedal pulsates – A warped disc or rotor will cause the brake pedal to pulsate when depressed to the floor.
  • Burning smell – Brake fluid is leaking onto the hot motor and burning.
  • Stopping distance is longer than usual – The brake pedal has to be depressed almost to the floor to bring your car to a complete stop.
  • Steering problems – The steering wheel tugs or the car pulls to one side or the other when the front brake pads are worn too thin.
  • Dash Warning light – When the brake pads wear past a specified measurement, an electronic sensor illuminates on the instrument panel.

To avoid experiencing stopping problems due to failing brakes, have your brakes inspected on a regular basis—about every 5,000 to 6,00 miles. As a reminder, this could be at every oil change (or at least every other oil change depending on your oil change interval), or at each tire rotation.

For any type of stopping problems, head to your auto shop. A brake repair technician can visually inspect your brakes and let you what kind of brake repair is needed so you don’t put yourself and others in a dangerous situation.

Worried about how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

How do you know when brakes need to be replaced? The brake repair specialists will inspect your car brakes and let you know if anything is wearing out.

You may be worried about how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Because there is not an actual schedule listed in your owner’s manual for brake service, it is crucial that you are aware of how your car should perform when stopping. The rate at which the braking components wear out (such as pads, rotors, and calipers), largely depends on your driving style and condition. However, many vehicle manufacturers may recommend replacing brake components about every 50,000 miles just to make sure their vehicles are driving, and stopping, as safe as possible.

So how do you know when brakes need to be replaced, you ask? Here are some obvious signs:

  • Noisy brakes – Built-in sensors will create a screeching or squealing sound when the brake pads scrape against the rotor. When the pads wear down completely, you will hear metal-on-metal grinding sounds.
  • Brake pedal pulsates – A warped disc or rotor will cause the brake pedal to pulsate when depressed to the floor.
  • Burning smell – Brake fluid is leaking onto the hot motor and burning.
  • Stopping distance is longer than usual – The brake pedal has to be depressed almost to the floor to bring your car to a complete stop.
  • Steering problems – The steering wheel tugs or the car pulls to one side or the other when the front brake pads are worn too thin.
  • Dash Warning light – When the brake pads wear past a specified measurement, an electronic sensor illuminates on the instrument panel.

To avoid experiencing stopping problems due to failing brakes, have your brakes inspected on a regular basis—about every 5,000 to 6,00 miles. As a reminder, this could be at every oil change (or at least every other oil change depending on your oil change interval), or at each tire rotation.

For any type of stopping problems, head to your auto shop. A brake repair technician can visually inspect your brakes and let you what kind of brake repair is needed so you don’t put yourself and others in a dangerous situation.

Worried about how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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