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5 Signs To Replace Brake Pads

5 Signs To Replace Brake Pads

Closeup of car mechanic repairing brake pads

It is advisable to check disc brakes and it’s linings every 10 – 12,000 miles but mostly if your brakes begin to make squealing noise or flutter. Some would confuse brake fluttering with the normal pulsing of ABS brakes when applied in an emergency stop.
Brakes are one of the most important parts of a car and these are 5 signs you need to watch out for, to determine if it is time for your brake pad replacement:

The Brake Begins To Pulsate

If the brake pedal pulsates when you press your foot on it, this is often a sign that the brake pads need to be replaced. To understand this better, pulsating brakes is when there’s a brake vibration, or constant grabbing when you attempt to apply your brakes. Pulsating brakes are caused by worn out brake pads.

You Hear A Squealing Noise

If you observe that there’s always a squealing noise while driving but each time you apply your brakes, this noise goes away, only to return again as soon as your foot comes off the brake pad or vice versa, there is a high chance the brake pad is worn out and needs to be replaced.

Brake Response Time

Whenever brake pads are severely worn out, their capacity to slow your vehicle down may be hindered. The ability to generate the needed friction between brake pads reduces over time and a poor brake response time is dangerous.

Clicking Noise

Another sign that lets you know that you need new brake pads is when the brakes start making a clicking noise when applied. When the brakes produce a rattling noise or a clicking noise upon application of the brakes, this is an indicator that the current brake pads need to be replaced with new brake pads.


If you observe that your car starts pulling to one side while braking, it may be a sign that the brake linings are wearing unevenly. Your car may need a brake/brake pad adjustment/ replacement.


Here at Auto List, we do offer diagnostics on brake pads and brake pad wear and also if you are looking to get them changed or serviced we do that here as well!
Call (204) 224 0636 or Book Online at https://www.autolistofcanada.com/service/

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