How do you know if your brake pads are worn out?
Most modern-day vehicles come with sensors that do this job for you with a warning light on your dashboard. But if your make and model doesn't have sensors, or you suspect the sensors may be faulty, there is a simple eyeball inspection you can do which is normally more than sufficient to check if your brake pads are due for replacement... if there is half a centimetre or less left of the brake pad, it's time (many vehicles have an indicator mark on the brake pad to help you).
Other signs include:
- A metallic screeching or grinding sound when you apply the brakes.
- A constant metallic crunching or humming noise during regular cruise driving... This could mean worn brake pads or warped rotor surfaces.