When To Get Car Brake Pads Replacement?
When you engage your car’s brakes, a tiny portion of the friction material on the brake pads and shoes gets worn off. With time, the friction material thins out. If you ignore getting car brake pads replacement, the friction material is likely to die out. Consequently, the steel pieces are exposed and injure the drums or discs if they touch them constantly.
To avoid such repercussions, it is best to get your car brake pads replacement in Dubai timely. Here are the signs you should observe to achieve the target.
Screeching or Squealing Noises
If your vehicle has wear indicators, you may hear a whining, squealing, or screeching sound when you engage the car brakes. A metal attachment on the brake pad causes this sound. It is installed particularly for the purpose of pointing out the wear and tear of brake pads.
Having said that, all the brake pads don’t have this feature built-in. Hence, you shouldn’t depend on this sound only to evaluate the brake’s condition. An important thing you should know is that you may hear this screeching sound when applying brakes on a rainy, damp day. Brakes do give out such noises upon exposure to moisture. If the squeaky sound goes away after a couple of times you have used the brakes, there’s nothing to worry about.
Less Than 1/4th Inch of Brake Pad
If your vehicle has disc brakes, you can visually examine the brake pads. Look down at the caliper or brake assembly that holds the vehicle’s brake pads. You’ll see the brake pads flattened against the brake rotor. In case, the friction material is thinner than 1/4th inch which is around 7mm, get the brakes inspected.
At iTyreCare, we have experts who conduct thorough car brake pads examination and repairs accordingly.
Deep Metallic Growling and Grinding
If your car gives off a low, deep noise similar to that of a rumbling growl, or metal grinding, it is a sign that the brake pads are worn out. The sound may also be indicative of the brake shoes or pads touching the drums or discs. This metal-on-metal contact is injurious to the braking system. Any time you hear your car making this sound, consider it a red flag and bring it straight to a trusted auto garage like iTyreCare Dubai to get car brake pad repair services.
Some vehicles come with a dashboard showing an indicator light that signals off when you need to get car brake pads replacement. Go through the car’s manual to find out whether or not your vehicle has a low-pad warning mechanism. If that light does blink, you must replace the brake pads along with the warning sensors. At iTyreCare, you get both of these services.
Vibration in the Brake Pads
Vibration in the brake pads
Your vehicle’s braking system must be smooth and efficient. When you use the brakes, there must not be any sort of vibration and resistance. If you feel the brakes vibrating constantly, or feel them loose underneath your feet, it is a sign of weak brakes and needs to be replaced.
In addition, if your vehicle’s brake takes time to bring your car to a halt, you need to address the issue right away. Ideally, it is best to get car brake pads replacement when you have driven it for 10,000km to about 15,000km. That said, this also depends on the kind of roads you drive your vehicle on, as well as your driving style.
The ABS Signals
In some cars, the ABS (anti-locking braking system) sign signals a beep sound if your vehicle needs an emergency visit to the car garage. It is mostly in the case when the car’s brake booster or the master cylinder has an issue.
In both scenarios, your vehicle can undergo a brake failure. To avoid such an unfortunate incident, get your car brake pad replacement timely. While you do that, consider getting car ac repair too so you have your ac up and running before it gets too hot.