Signs Your Chevy SUV Needs New Brake Pads

Brake Pads | Hyannis, MA

The braking system, especially the brake pads, is one of the most important parts of your Chevy SUV. If you notice any of these issues, get to the Copeland service center as soon as possible and let us make your Chevy safe to drive again.

Squealing or rattling

If your breaks are making unusual noises, it might be time to get the brake pads replaced. Squealing noises when you hit the brakes indicate that the pads have worn down, and driving on them for too long can be dangerous and do damage to your braking system. A rattling noise when you brake could mean the pads are loose.


Vibration when braking is another sign that your brake pads are going bad. Brake pads that are too worn or have worn unevenly can cause vibrating. The vibrations could also be from debris built up on the pads, overheating that causes adhesive to melt, or a number of other issues.

It takes longer to stop

Brake fade, when your car takes longer to slow down and stop, can be caused by worn brake pads. If you notice your brakes fading, it’s urgent that you get the braking system checked out and the pads replaced.

It pulls to the side

A symptom of brake fade is the brakes pulling to one side. Sometimes the brakes don’t wear evenly on both sides, and if one side is stopping faster than the other, it causes the vehicle to pull to the faster side when braking.

Need expert car care? We can handle it all at the Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis service center in Hyannis, Massachusetts.



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