With age, your vehicle may need to have a brake replacement done to it. The brakes are important for your vehicle. If they do not work properly, you will not be able to slow down or stop. If you notice an odd noise or sound from your brakes, you will want to bring it in as soon as possible. This way we can inspect the vehicle for you. If you ignore the issue, you may end up spending more time, money, and stress in the long run.
What a Brake Replacement includes
A brake replacement can include the brake pads, brake rotors, and brake lines. We can inspect each part of the brake system to ensure they are working efficiently with one another. Every time you engage your vehicle’s brakes, you are causing minute amounts of wear and tear on your brake pads. For each type of brake pads, ceramic, organic, and metallic, this friction causes small amounts of protective coating to wear away from the brake pad. Over time, this deterioration starts to add up. When the brake pads becomes thinner and thinner, they will eventually get to the point where they should be replaced.
The first indication any driver will notice is a squealing, screeching, or whining noise when the brakes are engaged. This sound is caused by a small, metallic shim indicator that’s embedded in your brake pad for just this purpose. When brakes are exposed to wet, damp conditions, a thin layer of dust can form on the brake pads. This will cause a very similar screeching sound while braking. If a sound disappears after the first few times you use your brakes, that’s a good indicator that it was just a bit of rust built up on the brake pad and not the brake pad needs to be replaced.
If you hear a deep, low noise that sounds like metal grinding or a rumbling growl, that can be a sign that not only are your brake pads worn away, but that your brake discs and calipers are making contact. Since this metal on metal contact can very quickly cause even further damage in your braking system, you should bring your vehicle in as soon as possible.