How to tell if your car brakes need a replacement?
Brake pads come with a specified life span. A routine inspection at a professional garage helps you keep them in check.
However, when a braking system begins to malfunction, it exhibits several clear-cut signs, such as:
Illuminated ABS light on the dashboard
An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) light is an indicator of your car’s braking performance. It comes on automatically when you start your car and then goes off if there are no issues with the vehicle. Therefore, if you notice that the ABS light stays illuminated, take it as a sign that your car brakes have a problem.
Metallic squeals and grinding noises
Hearing squeaking, grinding or squealing noises when you hit the brake pedal indicates a fault in the braking system. It can mean that the brake pads have worn so thin that they are making contact with the rotor.
Longer braking distances
Every vehicle travels a specified distance after the brakes are fully applied and till it comes to a complete stop. This is called the braking distance. So, if your car travels an extra distance after braking, even by a few metres, it is due to a compromised braking system.
Softer brake pedal
Brake failure can also result in a soft or spongy brake pedal; so you have to press down on it harder. Common problems that relate to this issue are worn-out brake pads, leaking brake fluid, or air/moisture in the braking system, all of which are critical and must be dealt with immediately.
Vehicle drifts to a side
A car running on malfunctioning brakes will often drift towards a particular side when you apply the brakes. This can be a result of uneven wear of the brake pads, defects in the master cylinder, or issues in the brake calliper.
Please note that broken components in a braking system call for a replacement, and unbeknownst to many, these cannot be repaired.
So, choose our services of brake pad replacement Wychnor if you are in or around Staffordshire. Our technicians are adept in examining, diagnosing and resolving vehicular issues.
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