7 Warning Signs Your Car Brakes Need Checking


A high-pitched squeaking or squealing when braking signals worn-out brake pads. They have a built-in indicator that makes noise when they're too thin

Squeaking or squealing noises

Grinding or metal-on-metal noise when braking means severely worn brake pads. Ignoring this can result in expensive repairs or brake failure.

Grinding Noise

If you sense vibrations or pulsations in the brake pedal, it may signal warped brake rotors. Heat buildup or aggressive braking can cause this.

Vibrations while braking

If your brake pedal feels soft and needs excessive pressure to brake, it could indicate a brake fluid leak or air in the lines. 

Soft brake pedal

If your vehicle veers or sways while braking, it could be due to uneven brake pad wear, a caliper that's stuck, or issues with brake fluid.

Pulling or drifting

If your vehicle takes longer to come to a stop or requires increased braking distance, it signals potential issues with the brake system.

Longer stopping distance

This could be caused by dragging brake pads, sticking calipers, or other issues that need immediate professional attention.

Burning Smell