The car’s braking system is a very crucial part of your car function. Without it, you run the risk of getting into an accident that can damage your car and endanger your life. Which is why is it important that you check your braking system, especially your brake pads.
If you suspect that your brake pads are not working as they should be, be sure to watch out for these signs:
- Vibration in brake pedals
If you feel a strong shaking when you step on the brake pedals, it might be sign that there is something wrong with the EBC red stuff brake pads. The brake pads are held together by an adhesive made of resin. When the material wore down, it gets smeared and distributed on the rotor and disc, but not uniformly. This can cause glazing that can lead to the vibrating and pulsating feeling. If this goes unchecked, it can compromise the whole system and the safety of the vehicle.
- You hear squealing and clicking noise
When you hear a loud screeching and squealing noise while you step on your brakes, there might be a lingering issue on your brake pads. This is a clear indication that your brake pads are wearing thin and should be replaced to prevent further damage to your rotor.
- Your car takes time slowing down
Car brakes are there to slow down the vehicle, especially when you are driving on slippery or steep slopes. If your Alcon brakes are not slowing down immediately once you hit the brake pedal, it is clear that there is something wrong with the brake pads. This problem is called a brake fade. When you are using your brakes regular, especially on hilly located, the brake pads come in contact with the rotors and heat up. This can create friction which will help slow down the car. But once the brake pads are worn out, the engine will need more time to create the friction needed to stop or slow down the vehicle.
- Your car is pulling from side to side
When you step on the pedal and feel that the vehicle is pulling one side rather than slowing down or making a full stop, it is clear that you have a brake pad issue going on. Apart from alignment problems, it might because that the braking shoes are uneven and worn out and a require replacement work.