It’s time to replace your brake pads – or is it? For most of us untrained in the art of vehicle maintenance, it can be hard to tell. But, luckily for us, there are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to replace your brake pads, which we will share with you… now:
- Things will get noisy. Brake pads don’t go silently into that good night – when it’s time to change them, you’ll hear a screeching or squealing sound when you hit the brakes.
- Depending on how long your brake pads have been worn down, the noise will grow louder. We suggest getting them checked out at the first sign of sound, but you need to get in if your car is actually screaming at you.
- Replacing your brake pads will usually run you from $250 to $375, depending on how dire the situation is and what kind of car you’re driving. The longer you put things off, the higher the price tag gets.