Signs You Need New Brake Pads at Our Schaumburg Lexus Service Center

September 15th, 2019 by

If you’re familiar with our Lexus dealership, then you know new Lexus vehicles like the 2020 Lexus ES 350 are arriving regularly. Just like we maintain an inventory of the latest Lexus models, we also have a generous selection of pre-owned Lexus cars. Whether you get a new or previously owned Lexus vehicle, you’ll need to replace certain parts if you own the automobile long enough.

All vehicle components experience wear and tear over time and as they accumulate mileage. Your tires, light bulbs, and battery are just some of the components you’ll need to replace at some point. Similarly, you’ll need to get new brake pads occasionally, as well.

Unlike a car battery or light bulb that may die without any warning, brake pads do alert drivers when they’re becoming too worn. Most of today’s brake pads have a wear indicator built into their very fabric. When a pad is worn down, the metal indicator will rub against the rotor, creating a high-pitched sound that’s reminiscent of squealing or screeching. If you hear a similar sound coming from your tires, make an appointment to bring your car into our Lexus service center near Roselle, IL.

Sounds aren’t the only warnings brakes typically give. Here are some of the other signs that often indicate it’s time for new brake pads:

  • Your pads are down to a quarter-inch or less
  • The nose of your car pulls when you step on the brake pedal
  • Your vehicle doesn’t stop as quickly as it once did
  • You can feel your brake pedal vibrating when you apply the brakes

When you notice any of the signs that indicate you need to replace your brake pads, head over to Woodfield Lexus so our factory-trained technicians can install new ones for you.

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