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When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

The most critical safety system for a motor vehicle is its braking system. Car owners must regularly pay attention to how well their brakes are performing. The items that need attention and care include the brake pads, rotors, calipers, and fluid lines. Out of all the items listed, brake pads are normal wear items since they undergo intense friction and heat to stop your vehicle.    Experts typically recommend replacing brake pads every 50,000 miles, give or take. Driving around with worn brake pads ultimately puts you and other drivers on the road at risk of accidents and injuries. While your brakes may seem like they work "fine," you may start slow, loud, and inefficient braking.  Signs It's Time to Change Your Brake Pads Squeaking or Squealing Noises: When brake pads are worn to the point where they become ineffective, a thin metal strip on the pads will emit a screeching or squealing sound when you apply the brakes. You should take this as a message ... read more