Signs Your Car Brakes Need Replacing

The braking system in every car is a crucial safety element and therefore it is extremely important to ensure they are in the best condition. On average, car brakes need replacing approximately every 50,000 miles. However, sometimes they might need replacing before that, so we’ve put together a few key signs that you should look out for.

Abnormal Noise

The most obvious and clear sign your brakes need replacing or need some attention is any noises you don’t usually expect to hear when you brake. From squeaking and scratching to loud grinding sounds, there are a few odd sounds to consider. If you do hear sounds, we’d always suggest getting it checked by your mechanic, especially if you hear it more than once.

Pulling to One Side

If you’re braking and feel your car pulling to one side, this is a key indicator of an issue with your brakes or even the callipers. Ensure this is checking as quickly as possible as it can result in much more serious issues in an emergency situation.

Handbrake Issues

If you feel any resistance when you pull up the handbrake, it can be a sign of a sticking handbrake, which should be addressed as soon as possible. In some cases, this can result in your brakes heating up and can mean wearing your brakes.

Warning Lights

Arguably the clearest and obvious sign of an issue with your brakes is if your dashboard displays a warning light. This is considered an immediate issue and should be addressed with urgency to reduce the chances of risk.

Contact Us for Your Brake Check

At Tyres Galore, we provide a complete range of mechanical services across Leicester and Market Harborough. For more information or a free quote, contact our team today.

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