Your brakes are one of the most important components on your vehicle. It has the sole responsibility of enabling you to come to a stop when necessary. Sadly, this is also one of the most overlooked components as well. But it is very important to make sure that you keep an eye out for any issues that may be occurring with your brakes. Here are some red flags to keep in mind.
The brake pedal is pulsating. This is referring to the vibrating or grabbing motion that your brake pedal does when you depress it. Pulsating is normally caused by worn down brake pads or pads. In some cases, the pads are able to be re-machined to fix the problem. If not, a replacement will need to be arranged.
There is a clicking noise. All manufacturers install a device that prevents your brakes from rattling or clicking when you apply pressure to your brake pedal. When you hear this sound, that indicates that you need a replacement.
Your brake pads have become too thin. If you look through the spokes of your wheel, you will be able to see your brake pads, which should be at least 1/4 of an inch thick. If you notice that it’s measuring anything bellow that, new brake pads may be something you should look into.