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How to tell when your brakes need replacing

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WARNING SIGNS OF WORN BRAKES TO LOOK OUT FOR WITH YOUR VEHICLE

 
Our guide to the warning signs that your brakes need attention due to wear or poor adjustment:
 
VIBRATION: In either steering wheel, brake pedal or even the entire vehicle can be caused by the disc rotor surface being scored,
loose brake components or faulty steering components.
 
HARD OR LOW (SOFT) BRAKE PEDAL: Possible causes are restricted brake lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or even damaged brake linings. Soft brake pedal indicates adjustment required or more serious problems. 
 
GRAB: Low foot pressure causing brakes to grab is a sign of contamination of the braking surface or a component getting ready to fail - 
usually in an extreme braking situation.
 
PULL OR DRAG: if your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, possible causes are low tyre pressure, frozen calipers or brake adjustment
required. Drag is caused by your brakes failing to release, which leads to poor economy and eventually brake failure.
 
SQUEAK OR SQUEAL: some noise is expected however excessive squealing, grinding or chatter requires attention. Correct fittment
procedure by experienced brake technicians is paramount in eliminating these noises.
 
 
All of these are early warning signs that your brakes need attention.