Maintaining the brake pads is very important. Without their proper maintenance or replacements, the vehicle cannot be stopped effectively or safely, putting the driver and passengers at risk. Here are some things you need to know about the brake pads of your vehicle.
If you hear screeching or grinding noises on applying brakes, it means that your brake pads are worn out. Change them immediately to avoid accidents.
If your vehicle is taking longer to come to a full stop on applying the brakes, the pads might have been worn out, and need to be replaced immediately.
If your vehicle makes vibrations while applying brakes, its a sign that the brake pads are worn down. This requires immediate attention.
Some vehicles have sensors that allow us to see the status of the brake pads. The warning light on the dashboard is an indication that the pads are nearing replacement.
Brake pads are usually to be replaced after 50,000-70,000 kilometers. This depends on their material, and your driving style. A mechanic inspection of the brake pads every six months or 10,000 kilometers, is a good practice.
You can either change your brake pads by yourself or consult a professional mechanic
While the DIY method is cost-saving and convenient, it's also risky and time consuming.
When you give it to a professional, he is able to work with his expertise and is also time-saving. The cons of this method are the cost and the scheduling of the repair session.