Signs Your Chevy Needs New Brake Pads

Vehicle service | Sour Lake, TX

You love your Chevrolet SUV and all that it does for you and your family. Show your appreciation by staying on top of its maintenance. One of the most important maintenance tasks that you do not want to skip is replacing the brake pads. Here are five signs that your car needs new ones.

  1. Squealing noise. This is the most tell-tale sign you need new brake pads. Most brake pads are designed with a “wear indicator” that makes a high-pitched squealing noise when the brake pads are getting too thin.
  2. Long stop time. If you notice it is taking longer to come to a complete stop than it used to, it could be your brake pads. This problem is known as brake fade.
  3. Pulling to one side when braking. If your Chevy is pulling towards one side of the road when you apply the brakes, you should have your vehicle checked as soon as possible. This could be a sign of uneven wear on your brake pads.
  4. Vibrating brake pedal. If stepping on the brake pedal sends shockwaves up through your leg, your brakes may have a “glazing” issue. This is when the resin adhesive is not uniformly distributed across the brake pad.
  5. Clicking sound. Sometimes your brake pads get become loose. When that happens, you might hear a clicking noise when you press or release the brake pedal.

Need new brake pads? We can replace them at Sour Lake Chevrolet — just schedule an appointment with our service center.