Fort Collins and Longmont Auto Repair



Fort Collins - Webster
Fort Collins - Riverside
Longmont - 20th Ave
Loveland - N. Garfield Ave
Loveland - Topaz Drive

What are the Signs of Needing New Brake Pads?

Your brakes are extremely important to the safety of your car, so a problem or symptoms should be considered urgent and inspected by the experts here at BG Automotive as soon as possible. Whether you notice a strange noise or a lack in performance, we recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop for service to check out the issue and ensure that your vehicle is safe for the road. 

Your vehicle’s brake pads are an essential component of the brake system and help produce the friction that allows your vehicle to stop or slow down. However, brake pads do not last forever and will need to be replaced periodically. Over time, they begin to wear down and will need to be replaced. Here are 5 telling signs that your brake pads are due for a replacement: 

  • If your brake pedal vibrates when you press down on it, this is a sign that the binding resin holding your brake pads together has worn down. 
  • If you hear a clicking noise, this is a sign that your brake pads may be loose. This needs to be repaired quickly to avoid brake trouble. 
  • When you drive your vehicle for years, you understand how your brakes work and how long it takes you to come to a stop. If you notice that it takes a lot longer to slow down your car or stop, it is important that you have your vehicle inspected. 
  • If you hear a squealing noise while baking. This is a key indicator that the brake pads are worn down and that metal to metal contact is happening. 
  • When you brake, your vehicle should be level. If you notice that your vehicle nose drives or pulls to one side when braking, this can indicate uneven brake pads. This can also lead to unwanted damage to the steering and suspension system if ignored. 

As soon as you notice any of the issues above, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into BG Automotive for assistance. We will get your brake pads replaced if that is truly the issue and get you back on the road safely. We can take a look at your brake system and see what repairs are needed. Repairing the issue early on will save you money and will also help protect you and your family while driving. 

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