Automobile maintenance surely comes with an alarming necessity. But there are more crucial things that need to be given attention when it comes to car maintenance. Brake pads are one of the most important parts and are considered normal wear parts because when the brake disc is pressed, friction is generated to help the car stop. 

For the benefit of every driver, let alone the benefit of his passengers and other drivers, brake pads should always work flawlessly and are replaced before they fail. But a common and important question is: When should you change your brake pads?

Whether your car’s brake pads are made of metal, organic, ceramic, or composite materials, a small amount of material will be lost every time you use it. They will eventually wear out, which means they cannot effectively generate frictional heat, reducing your ability to stop quickly and possibly increase the distance required to stop. They will eventually wear out completely, which can cause many problems. If you notice that your braking response is no longer as strong as before, please leave quickly, otherwise, you will feel the difference in the pedal. In other words, after a period of seizures or long journeys, it may be time to buy new brake pads. But sometimes the brakes feel good during normal driving, until something prompts you to replace them.

Warnings signs for Brake Pads replacement

Some vehicles are equipped with brake pad sensors, which can notify the driver of brake pad wear through indicators on the dashboard or a message displayed when the vehicle is started. Some braking systems squeak or squeak when they become too thin; this is frustrating, but it is usually harmless. This is caused by the metal scraper connected to the pad, which acts as a warning signal. When the sound is smaller than a squeak and looks more like a growl, squeak, knock orIt is possible that all wheels fail completely, and subsequent use of the brake may cause serious damage to the rotor. This is not the sound you want to hear. If you hear it, you should immediately send your car to a brake repair shop. Even better, replace the pads before you hear such warnings.

In order to make your car always stop in the fastest and safest way, we strongly recommend that you replace the brake pads before encountering any of the above defects or worse. Your vehicle’s owner manual may recommend that you check the brake pads every time you change the oil, because the life of the brake pads may vary greatly. It depends on your driving style and whether the car often drives in the mountains or in heavy traffic. When the brake pad reaches the end of its service life (usually about 0.1 inch), the brake pad should be replaced. Costs also vary greatly due to various factors, so we recommend that you check the cost of replacing the brake pads in time before you need it. In this way, you can pay the rest of the daily car expenses.

Recommended Steps

We recommend that you do not wait for weeks or months to replace the brake pads. The appearance of early warning signals or braking performance is not considered an absolute priority. From a safety point of view, they are more important than engines. Ultimately, a poorly maintained engine can cause engine failure. However, if your poorly maintained brakes last longer than they should, or worse, a malfunction, the consequences can be fatal. Pay attention to the condition of the brakes now to avoid high maintenance costs or accidents in the future. If you are ambitious and want to replace the brake pads of your car yourself, then you must also deflate the brake system later.