Making sure that your brakes are in functioning condition, and also replacing worn parts such as brake shoes and pads when it’s time will not only save you cash in the end. It could also save your car, or your life, in case of an accident. How do you know when it is time for Brake Pads Replacement in Aldershot? What do they serve? Let’s take a look at the when, and why of changing the brake pads or shoes on your car.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BRAKE PADS/SHOES WEAR OUT?
1. SQUEALING OR SCREECHING NOISES
If the brake pads on a car are equipped with wear indicators, the driver may hear a squealing whining, or screeching sound while the brakes are activated. The sound comes from a tiny metal bolt that’s attached to the back plate of the brake pad to serve this function. Wear indicators operate similar to the chalkboard that you drag your finger across. If you are hearing it often when you brake, it’s the right time to take your vehicle to a specialist in brakes to have an examination. Be aware that the majority of brake pads don’t come with this feature, so don’t count only on sound alone to evaluate the condition of your brakes.
If brakes are exposed to damp, wet circumstances, for instance, during a storm pads can make the same sound when you brake. If you hear a sound that disappears after the first couple of instances you’ve used your brakes, it’s an indication that it’s just a tiny amount of water on the brake shoes or pads and is not a signal that they require replacement. lets read about Brake Pads Replacement in Aldershot
2. LESS THAN A QUARTER INCH OF BRAKE PAD
With disc brakes, it is possible to are able to visually examine the brake pads to determine whether it’s time for them replaced. However, it might require you to take off the wheels in order to do so. When you look down at the brake assembly, or “caliper” holding the brake pads, you’ll notice the pads of your brakes compressed against the brake rotor. If the material that is used to create friction on the shoe or pad does not exceed 1/4″ (about 7 millimeters) you should consider inspecting your brakes in particular if it’s for a long time since the last inspection.
3. DEEP METALLIC GRINDING AND GROWLING
If you hear a loud low sound which sounds like metallic grinding growling rumble, this could indicate that the brake pads wearing away and the brake shoes or pads backing plates are coming into contact with discs or drums. Because this metal-on-metal contact could cause further damage to your brake system, take your vehicle to an auto repair shop as quickly as you can when you hear this kind of sound.