Q: What are some signs of brake wear?

asked by on December 11, 2015

What are some signs of brake wear?

Brakes are an important part of your driving experience. Without them, driving would not be safe, so it is important that you make sure they are always functioning properly. To look for signs of brake wear.

  1. Some brake noise is normal, but if you hear metal on metal sounds, have the brakes inspected.

  2. If you feel shuddering through the steering wheel while braking, get the brakes serviced.

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