When you travel as much as I do, and take as many road trips I take with my family, having safe and reliable brakes is a big deal. I know that there are certain things that I can listen for and pay attention to know if my car needs new brakes. These are signs that tell me if the brake pads are getting low or if there is something that is just wrong with the brake system in general.
Squeaking or Grinding sounds: If you have ever driven down the road and heard that ear piercing squeal and wondered if that was your car making that noise, that is the sound of brakes. As the brake pads get low, the calibers rub and it means it is time to get new brakes.
Pulsating: Have ever been in an emergency situation where you needed to slam on the brakes quickly, and felt that slipping and vibrating as the brakes catch. When that feeling starts happening often and it is not because of those kinds of situations, it means that there is a problem with the brakes.
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