Planning is an important part of everyone's life. One part of planning is deciding when things like brake pads should be replaced. Doing it too soon is a waste of money while doing it too late can risk the lives of everyone in the car. So how often should brake pads be replaced?
Many factors affect the timeline for when we should change brake pads. The make and model of the vehicle play a key role in the durability of brake pads. Another factor affecting brake durability is how much weight your car carries regularly.
If you would like your brakes to last longer, avoid driving past the speed limit and making sudden brakes when driving. Your car also has maintenance guidelines that you should adhere to if you would like your brakes to last you longer.
One thing is for sure though there are telltale signs that can alert you to get your brake pads. Here are some of them.
1. Squeaking or squealing every time you hit the brakes
Some cars will even squeak before the driver uses the brakes. If your brakes are squeaking, it's time to get them checked.
2. Taking longer to brake
If your braking distance seems to get larger each time you hit the road, you should play it safe and get your brakes checked.
3. The brake pad indicator is on
If you are one of those driving with a dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree, it is time to take your car to the repair shop. It is costly at the moment but gives value in the end.
4. Thin Brake pads
Your brake pads should not be anywhere below 6mm. Schedule a brake pad replacement as soon as your brake pads get to 7mm thin. If you can't find your brake pads, get an expert to measure the thickness for you.
Does your car have any of these signs? Bring your car to Auto Pro and give your car the best brake pad replacement services that will last you better and longer than your last.