How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Replacing?

Your car’s brakes are among the most important components of your car, which is why it’s crucial to know when they need replacing. Brakes work by creating friction with the tires, so they will eventually wear out and can start causing damage to other parts of the car. Don’t get caught on the road with faulty brakes.

Here are four ways to check if your brakes need replacing:

  1. Brake Light - the easiest sign: The Brake Warning Light turns on. Sure, it sounds simple enough, but we often tend to ignore warning lights despite their importance. Do not drive your car.

  2. Squeaking or grinding noise whenever the brakes are applied: If it sounds like a whistle got caught in the exhaust pipe, it’s time to replace your brakes. Use caution when driving.

  3. Steering wheel becomes shaky: That could indicate a problem with your brakes. Similarly, pulsations in the brake pedal can also point to an issue. Do not drive the car; have one of our mechanics come to you.

  4. Increased stopping distance: If you have to start applying your brakes much earlier than usual, it’s a sign you need to change your brakes. Use caution to drive to a safe place.

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Adam

17 years of experience
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Adam
17 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Delray Beach, Florida
Very happy with Adam. Third time I have used his service. On time, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and I trust him. Love not having to go to the dealer, and wait hours for the car. The price is given in advance and is less than I pay at the dealer.
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Boynton Beach, Florida
He was the very best mechanic I ever had. He knew everything about my car. My car is very old and not everyone is that informed. I won’t let anyone else touch my car.

Nolan

30 years of experience
94 reviews
Nolan
30 years of experience
Jaguar F-Type - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Tucson, Arizona
Great job replacing brake pads and rotors. Very friendly. Did a great job and left the place very clean.
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Tucson, Arizona
He asked why I was getting my brakes redone and when I told him he understood and didn’t just rush the job

Duane

25 years of experience
427 reviews
Duane
25 years of experience
Chevrolet G30 Van - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cardiff By The Sea, California
Duane was on time and professional. He was helpful in answering my questions and explaining his work.
Acura TSX - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Carlsbad, California
Duane was early, knowledgeable and very polite. He found the problem, finished the work quickly and talked me through the recommended next services. Great experience - thank you Duane!

Walter

46 years of experience
197 reviews
Walter
46 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
He was very friendly and got the brakes replaced in a timely manner. I would request Walter for future repairs.

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