Signs That You Need New Brake Pads

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features in your vehicle. So propernew brake pads maintenance is critical. Unfortunately, the brakes are also one of the features that is frequently overlooked by drivers everywhere. If you’re an owner of a vehicle, you should always pay  attention to your brakes and their condition. Here are a few things signs to look out for.

Brake pads are thin – The pads are rub against the rotor and are visible through the spokes of the wheel. Pads are suppose to be at least 1/4 of an inch thick. If you see that they are anything  less than that, it’s time to stop in for a replacement.

Strange noises – Clicking, grinding, or scraping noises are never a good thing. The grinding noise comes from the rotor and caliper rubbing together because the brake pad has completely worn down. In this case, both the rotor and pad need s to be replaced.

Vibration from your brakes – This is normally referred to as “pulsating brakes”. It’s the vibration that  you feel when you press down on your brake and it begins to shake or the feel of constant grabbing. It’s the result of brake pads that have been warped due to heat or ones that are completely worn out.

Your brakes are no joking matter and they all need to be in fully functioning conditions. So when you need your brakes serviced in Atascadero, CA, call German Performance. You can stop in or contact us at (805) 466-3236.