Maintaining your auto brakes is one of the best ways to ensure the safety and longevity of your vehicle. Take it from the experts here at Signal Garage! When we check brake pads for our clients regularly, we significantly reduce the amount of wear and tear on the car’s machine brake rotors and even the suspension. The preferred thickness of your brake pads is going to depend on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as how you drive and what sort of tires you’re using, so it’s best to let expert car repair technicians handle having them checked.

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Have you noticed your auto brakes making strange sounds lately? Not all screeches are created equal when it comes to cars, and odd sounds should never be ignored. If you’re noticing that your brakes are squealing or squeaking, that’s a very good indication that it’s time to check the brake pads. They most likely need to be replaced. That screechy, squealing sound is probably coming from the clips that hold the brake pad in place, and if the pad has word down too much, it can cause an unpleasant squeak. That’s not the only possibility, however. Sometimes people here that noise even after a replacement service, and if that’s the case, you should contact your garage if the sound doesn’t go away after a day or two because something’s not right. Your pads may be “glazed,” or hardened from excessive heat and friction due to sticking brake calipers. There are several other causes for squealing brakes, so definitely make it a priority to have your car seen and assessed.

You may also noticed a grinding sound coming from your brakes. If you hear what sounds like parts grinding together or debris clattering around, that’s a serious problem and you need to get your car in right away to make sure your auto brakes don’t sustain major (and expensive) damage. It’s possible that you got some gravel in the brake system, which is easy enough to remedy, or it could be that your brake pads are completely depleted, which is extremely bad for your rotors. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so if you’re concerned about a noise, get to Signal Garage right away and let us take a look.