Brakes — the reason for not putting airbags to the test

As winter's harsh driving conditions give way to more pleasant journeys,
it's time to ensure your brakes aren't harboring any damage that could lead
to failure later down the road. Start by sticking to a care maintenance schedule
that incorporates the use of quality auto parts from Advance.

Know the Signs

Don't ignore the following red flags—check them out as soon as possible at the first sign of any of these symptoms:

  • A high-pitched squeal when you brake — most pads come with a wear indicator that squeals when your pads need replacing

  • Pedal vibrating or pulsating under normal braking —it may indicate a warped car brake rotor

  • Car pulling to the right or left when braking — could be stuck caliper due to slide pin failure or cracked seal

  • While driving, the brake light on your dashboard suddenly goes on — it could signal that your brakes could be near total failure

  • Brakes that stick or grab — this may signify a failure to release

  • Adjust the mirrors so you are able to see:

What You'll Need to Change Your Brakes

Once you've removed the wheels, keep these quality tools close by and within reach:

Before starting, always ensure your car is parked on a level surface, with the emergency brake engaged.

Visit the Advance Auto Parts Brake Headquarters.

Head to your local Advance Auto Parts store for these FREEservices:

  • Free battery check, installation with purchase and recycling

  • Free engine diagnostics

  • Free wiper installation with purchase

  • Free oil recycling