How Will You Know Your Brake Pads Need Replacement?

How Will You Know When Your Brake Pads Need Replacing?

Top five signs that tell you when your brakes may need replacing. At Chudd's Chrysler, we offer Service appointments to have one of our experienced mechanics check your vehicle's brakes. Please book an appointment today through our Service Centre.

What Are Brake Pads?

Brake pads are a piece of disc brakes used on vehicles. Brake pads come made of steel backing plates with friction material that connects to the surface that faces the disc rotor.

How To Identify If You Need Brake Pad Replacement?

There are five main signs to identify if you need to replace your brake pads.

Squealing Noises from Your Brakes

The first sign indicating there may be a problem is squealing Noise from your brakes; this lets you know it may be time to replace your brake pads.

Grinding Metal Sounds

If you can hear Grinding metal sounds, this indicates that it Is time to replace your brakes and take your car to an auto professional right away.


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Indicator Light Turns On

Another indicator is when your vehicle's indicator light turns on. Some vehicles come equipped with sensors on the brake pad that triggers when the brake pads become worn down.

Vibrating Brake Pedal

If your brake pedal vibrates while driving, it is an excellent indicator that your brake pads need replacing. It is crucial to have your vehicle inspected by a professional immediately, to avoid further damage to your car or a potential accident.

Brake Pads That Are Less Than A 1/4 Inch Thickness

A simple way to check if your brake pads need to be replaced is by looking at them. If you look between the spokes on your wheels, you should be able to locate the brake pad on the rotor of the tire. If the pad appears less than 1/4 inch thick, it likely indicates that it will need to replace them.

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

The brake pad's life span varies from vehicle to vehicle and driver. If you are someone who anyways has your foot on the brake and is constantly press and depress their brakes more habitually than others, it can cause brake pads to wear away more quickly. Brake pads generally are good between 75,000 kilometres in urban areas.

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Book a service appointment to check your vehicle's brake pads through our service centre. Contact Chudd's Chrysler today to find out more about brake pad replacement and Chudd's new inventory.

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