SIGNS THAT YOU NEED YOUR BRAKES INSPECTED FOR REPAIRS:
Brake pedal feels low, sticky or spongy
Steering wheel shudders or vibrates while braking
Squealing or screeching sound from the brakes
Longer time to stop after braking
Car pulls to one side while braking
Burning odour when braking
Brake warning light is on
A typical brake service includes:
- Check brake wear levels
- Replace front and rear pads if necessary
- Inspect brake fluid levels and flush/replace if necessary
- Check all braking system components
- Road test vehicle braking performance
HOW LONG SHOULD MY BRAKE PADS LAST?
It is difficult to predict exactly how long brake pads should last. Their longevity depends on many factors including the user’s driving style, the type of pads, the driving terrain and the maintenance of the brakes.
On average, brake pads can last anywhere between 15,000-70,000 kilometres.
Driving on steep terrain, towing heavy loads and constant braking increases braking temperatures and reduces the life of brake pads.
Your car’s front brake pads generally wear out sooner as the vehicle tends to dive forward when the brakes are applied.