Safe to say that good working brakes are of paramount importance on any vehicle. Few things are as disastrous as brakes that fail. And there is no good situation or location for brakes to not work. Keeping brakes functioning as they should is absolutely critical. People’s lives literally depend on it. Also, brakes that are not properly maintained can lead to problems elsewhere on a car—costly problems. Paying attention to your brakes and being attuned for signs that they are wearing out or need replacing should be front and center with every driver. Here are seven signs that it is likely time to get your car some new brakes.
7. The Vehicle is Pulling to One Side
One of the earliest signs that brake pads are wearing out and may need replacing is that your car will start pulling to the left or right while it’s being driven. To be sure, the vehicle could be veering to one side or another for reasons other than the brakes. However, brake pads that are wearing out is one of the main reasons for this occurrence. To check if the brake pads are the culprit, simply apply the brakes without turning the steering wheel. If the car pulls to the left or right, it is a sign that the current brake pads are wearing unevenly and need to be replaced. Do yourself a favor and head to your nearest garage.