If you know your car well, you can anticipate repairs. Aside from taking your vehicle to a repair shop for regular brake maintenance every ten thousand to twenty thousand miles, there are some things to listen and feel for that will help you know when a replacement may be needed. A maintenance check should be made immediately if you have to squeak or grinding upon stopping, if your cars pull to one side in correlation with stopping, or if you feel it is taking longer for you to come to a complete stop. Below are signs that you should have your car brakes changed.
1. Differences or changes in the way a pedal feels when pressed
The pedal itself can tell you a lot about the current functioning condition of the car’s system. Differences or changes in the way a pedal feels when pressed are a big indicator that replacements are short. While a car is at rest, if the pedal feels spongy, you should take a trip to a car care specialist, or if the pedal sinks slowly to the floor, you should also schedule an immediate maintenance check preferably with a shop that focuses on this intricate safety system.