One of the most important safety elements of your car the is of course brakes. Regularly scheduled brake pad replacement is one of the easiest and most effective ways you can keep your brakes working their best. Different types of brake pads need replacement at different intervals, but sooner or later all of them begin to wear out. Using brake pads that have been used too long and are badly worn or broken not only makes your vehicle less safe on the road, it also can cause damage to your brake rotors, which are considerably more expensive and complicated to replace than pads.
If your brakes are squealing when you use them, your soft-metal wear indicator is rubbing on the rotor. The entire purpose of this soft metal layer of your brake pads is to make that high pitched noise so you are aware that your pads have worn out, before damage to the rotor can occur due to metal grinding against it. Other signs that it is time for brake pad replacement include a feeling of vibrating or pulling when you engage the brakes, a soft sensation on the pedal, and your car pulling to the side. Any of these signs mean you should go to a reliable shop like Tilden’s Total Car Care Center in Aurora for your brake pad replacement today.