Signs of Brake Wear

Signs of Brake Wear

Brake Wear Maintenance at West Side Acura

There are thousands of parts that make up your vehicle; some require frequent maintenance, and others will generally last the life of the vehicle. Some are more important than others when it comes to the day to day operation of your vehicle. One of those important components is your braking system; it needs to be maintained regularly as it affects safety and performance. Brake maintenance involves having your brakes inspected when you come in for an oil change at West Side Acura or if you notice a change in your braking capabilities. If you choose to neglect your braking system, you may be putting yourself and your occupants in harm's way. It may also result in increased repair costs in the future. Fortunately, if you pay attention to some of the signs of brake wear, you can keep your braking system working at its best. West Side, Acura's service centre, encourages residents of St. Albert, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas of Alberta to pay attention to any telltale signs of brake wear, should contact us immediately. At West Side Acura, we have always stressed the importance of car maintenance, and we would like to share some tips for signs of brake wear.


If you hear high pitched squealing whenever you apply your brakes, that could mean that your brake pads have worn down significantly.


If there is a vibration felt through your steering wheel or seat while braking, it means your brakes require attention.


A grinding noise coming from your brakes shows that there is metal rubbing against metal. This needs to be looked at right away.

Braking Distance

If you find the distance it takes your vehicle to stop has increased. Your brakes need to be serviced.

Emergency Brake

Your emergency brake is extremely important, so if you find it is not engaging or holding your vehicle, it needs to be inspected and repaired.


If there is an odd smell coming when you apply your brakes, there may be something wrong; get them inspected right away.


If your vehicle is pulling left or right when you brake, there may be uneven wear.

Not Stopping

This is the most extreme situation, and we hope you never reach it. If your vehicle fails to stop, please have your brakes replaced.

Brake repair is a necessary maintenance item, so please contact us if you encounter any of these signs of brake wear, and our state of the art service centre is ready to help you get back on the road.

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