When Is It Time To Replace Your Brake Pads

What is the most important safety feature in you Atlanta GM? No, it’s not your air bags, it’s your brakes. In this case, specifically, your brake pads. Brake pads gradually wear down as the brakes are applied repeatedly over thousands of miles, this in turn will gradually decrease your ability to slow and stop your vehicle effectively and efficiently. Not being a qualified GM mechanic yourself, how do you know when it’s time to change your brake pads?

­The good news is that you don’t have to be a mechanic to know when your brake pads are wearing down. In fact, it’s not that difficult to determine when your Atlanta GM needs some brake work. The disc brakes on your car are equipped with a wear indicator which is an auditory indicator, meaning that it emits a noise that you can hear while applying your brakes.  Basically, a wear indicator is a small piece of metal attached to the brake pad that actually makes contact with the brake rotor when the pad is worn down to the indication level. that squealing you her when you slow down or bring your car to a stop is the indicator grinding against the rotor. This is the auditory signal I was referring to which alerts you that it’s time to have your brakes checked out.

Let me put it this way, if you hear that squeal, you are going to want to have your brakes checked out ASAP. Noisy brakes aren’t something to mess around with. If you think you are hearing this squeal, bring your car into your Atlanta GM service experts at the Southowne General Motors Superstore, and we’ll take a look at it. Chances are you are going to need new pads. This is something you can do at home, but we recommend that you have a professional mechanic do the job if you are uncertain about the changing process.

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