How do you know when your brakes need replacing? | Prestige Cars Kent
When to replace brakes

How do you know when your brakes need replacing?

On average, in performance cars, brake pads should be replaced every 15,000 but that number can differ depending on driving conditions and styles. The good news is, you'll likely experience minor symptoms when your brake pads are getting towards their end of life, making diagnosis and repairs easy. Here are 4 common signs it's time to replace your brake pads.

1. Grinding Sound When Braking

Like we stated above, if you're experiencing a grinding noise while you're applying pressure to the brake pedal, your brake pads need to be replaced ASAP.

2. Vibration When Braking

Vibration when you apply the brakes is another sign that your vehicle's braking system is in need of professional help.

3. Taking Longer To Stop

Another major sign that your brakes need to be checked out is loss of performance when applying the brakes.

4. Brake Pad Indicator Light Comes On

Most modern vehicles come with brake warning lights that appear on your dash. One is your Antilock Braking System (ABS) light and the other is your brake system warning light.

Think your car may need some attention? For a competitive quote for brake repairs and replacements, or to just get booked for a Vehicle Health Check (which covers the whole car), be sure to get in touch with our Service Department. Call us on 01689 664 769.