When to Replace Brake Pads

Worn out brake pads can impact your ability to stop your car. This can be dangerous in an emergency situation when adequately working brakes are a must to help you stop your car promptly. There are some signs of pending brake problems. Awareness of a problem is the key to avoiding potential harmful consequences; here are some signs that you should replace your brake pads as soon as possible. Signs of pending brake trouble include the following:
  • Squealing brakes
  • Pulling of the car from one side to the other
  • Wheel grabs
  • Brake pedal pumping
  • Spongy brake pedals
  • Grinding brakes

An inspection of your brake pads should reveal that they are worn and are in need of immediate replacement. Ask your mechanic for a complete diagnosis of your brake system and an estimate on what parts and repairs will cost. A good garage will give you a print out showing a fairly close estimate of what your costs will be. The price quoted should be within 95% of the final cost, barring an unforeseen additional problem being detected, for example, brake master cylinder failure. If you feel confident that you can do the work yourself, you stand to save yourself plenty of money, at least in labor costs. You can save money with parts by shopping around; the highest prices you pay will likely be through your dealer’s parts department. Prices at a national auto parts supply store should be lower, while prices through an online wholesaler should be about the lowest available as they purchase directly from the manufacturer. If you decide to purchase online, only obtain parts from a reputable dealer selling parts from trusted manufacturers. Be careful of those sites selling generic parts from overseas merchants. Make sure that you can return what you purchase, if needed, to address in based in the U.S. BAM Wholesale Parts offers 

OEM brake pads at wholesale prices.