How to Spot Brake Wear

In order to safely stop your vehicle, your brakes are designed with pads or shoes that slowly wear out as you use them.

If you wait too long to replace them, your rotors could be damaged and, worse, you could be putting yourself at risk for brake failure.

Signs your brakes might be worn out

Bring your vehicle to your  Dealership as soon as possible for a brake inspection and possible replacement parts if you notice any of the following symptoms of brake wear:

  • Loud or frequent squeaks or grinding
  • A burning odor
  • Your brake pedal becomes hard to press or feels “squishy”
  • Your steering wheel shudders or continuously vibrates
  • Rust or metal flakes peeling off your brakes
  • Scratches or gouging in your rotors
  • The brake system warning light turns on

Brake service from the experts

The best thing you can do for your brakes is follow your regular maintenance schedule and have them inspected at your  Dealership every 15,000 miles. Our  Parts & Service experts can identify any problems and take care of everything you need, all in one stop. And they’ll even top off your brake fluid if it’s low.