Brakes are the most important safety feature in your car. They will prevent auto accidents, injury, and death when used properly. If there’s a problem with them, you need to get brake repair done, immediately. This video explains how to diagnose brake problems to avoid accidents.
Over time, all brake pads will wear out. It’s just the nature of the way they are used. They absorb the energy created by the engine to stop the car, but the heat and pressure it’s put under will eventually cause them to break down. If you notice that you need to step on your brakes a little harder and a little sooner to come to a full stop, this is a sign your brakes are in need of replacement.
Other signs include groaning or grinding signs. Some groaning just means that your brake pads are getting worn out. Loud grinding means that you are well beyond the point of worn out. Instead, the brake pads are non-existent and you are hearing the sound of metal-on-metal grinding that will severely damage your car and tires, putting your life in danger.
For more information on the signs your car brakes need repair, check out the video in the link above.