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Brake Team Recommends When to Replace Brake Pads

Worn brake pads can adversely impact your ability to bring your car to a halt. This can be especially dangerous in an emergency situation when adequately working brakes are a must to help you stop your car promptly. There are some telltale signs of pending brake problems; do you know what they are? Awareness of a problem is the key to avoiding potential harmful consequences; let's examine some well-known warning signs.

Signs of pending brake trouble include the following:

Squealing brakes
Pulling of the car from one side to the other
Wheel grabs
Brake pedal pumping
Sudden and hard brake pedal
Spongy brake pedals
Grinding of the brakes

While some of these problems may necessitate you replacing other brake components, a free inspection by Brake Team of your brake pads should reveal that they are worn and are in need of immediate replacement.

Ask Brake Team for a complete diagnosis of your brake system and an estimate on what parts and repairs will cost you. A good garage will give you a print out showing a fairly close estimate of what your costs will be.