You do not want to wait until something goes wrong to have your brakes repaired or replaced. At The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside, we want you to recognize the signs that your brakes are wearing out. When you see these things happening, it means it is time to schedule an appointment with our expert service team to make sure your vehicle remains safe around Countryside, IL.

You Hear Squealing

Many modern brake pads come with wear indicators. Their job is to start emitting an unpleasant sound when your brake pads start to wear out, alerting you of the need to replace them. Granted, sometimes brakes will squeak after they get wet. If that is the case, the noise will stop after you hit the brakes a few times. If they are squeaking because they need replacement, the noise will happen consistently. Please note that not all brake pads have this feature.

You Hear Grinding

A grinding noise indicates that metal is touching metal and that you need to schedule a time to bring your vehicle to our Chicago location right away. The grinding may be the backing plates from your pads or brake shoes coming into contact with the rotors themselves. This can quickly result in damage that will be far more pricey to replace.

You See Indicator Lights

Some newer vehicles actually will warn you if your brake pads are getting close to being worn out. Not sure if your car has this feature? Your owner's manual is a great place to find this information. If you do have an indicator light, it will likely need to be reset at the same time your brake pads are replaced.

Schedule Service Today at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside

Whether you’re in Oak Lawn or Broadview, make sure your vehicle can get you and your loved ones where you need to go safely. If you see any signs that your brakes are wearing out, schedule service with our team today. Contact us to learn more.

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