How to spot worn brakes

The more you use your brakes, the faster they wear out. By design, all brakes contain special friction materials, referred to as pads or shoes, which keep the metal of your calipers from grinding against – and damaging – the metal of your rotors. This is not a built-in flaw, but simply a result of brakes working normally and safely. 

Stop by your local Quick Lane for brake service if you notice any of the following: 

  1. Squeaks or grinding
  2. A burning odor
  3. A hard-to-press or "squishy"-feeling pedal
  4. Shuddering or vibration in your steering wheel
  5. Rusting or flaking in your brakes or rotors
  6. Your brake system warning light goes on