How to tell if your brakes need replacing

Generally, brake pads need to be replaced after about 80,000 kilometers. Some need to be replaced after 40,000 kilometers, while others can last for 10,000 kilometers – it all depends on the factors listed above. To get a more accurate number for your car’s specific needs, consult the owner’s manual. Other warning signs communicate that the brake pads are wearing out, including:

  • Brake pad thickness. Inspect brake pad thickness regularly.
  • Whenever the tires are rotated or the oil is changed, have the mechanic take a look at the brake pads too.
  • Squealing or scraping noise. Brake pads have small metal hairs at the very bottom to let the driver know when they are about to run out of grippy material; they start making a squealing noise. Replace immediately.
  • Jittery braking. If braking becomes jittery then the rotors may be warped. Some treatments can either clean or grind down the surface of the rotor in order to make it flat again. Most of the time though, it is easier, less expensive, and safer to just replace the brake rotor.

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