Common Signs That Your Car’s Brakes Need Urgent Maintenance

After you buy a used car from us at Chip Wynn Motors, you want your purchase to last for years to come. That requires proper maintenance — including the brakes. Having problem-free brake pads and rotors is crucial for your safety on the road and the condition of your vehicle.

Unusual sounds

The brake pads probably need replaced if you hear a consistent grinding or squealing sound every time you press the pedal — not just briefly after a heavy rain. This is what it sounds like when the pads have worn down and are rubbing against the rotors.

Slower stopping force

If it takes longer for your vehicle to come to a stop when you press the brake pedal, they need replaced soon. New brakes can stop your car on a dime, but worn-down brakes are “soft” and take longer to slow your momentum.

Warning light

An illuminated brake warning light on your car’s dashboard may mean that the parking brake is engaged. If it isn’t, then something else is triggering the sensor, and it could be faulty brakes.

When you buy a used car, truck, or SUV from our dealership in Murray and Mayfield, Kentucky, ask us about the condition of the brakes. We’ll let you know if they need replaced or how to maintain the set it has.