How to Tell if You Need Your Brakes Repaired
The brakes serve a vital function in every Lexus and cannot be overlooked when discussing maintenance. If the brake pads in your Lexus begin to wear either because of misuse or old age, they need to be replaced or inspected by a trained technician.
If you can’t tell whether your brakes are worn or not, here are a couple signs that you should be aware of:
• Brake Pad Width: The brake pads are an easy way to measure the wear and tear of your brakes. If you look between the wheel spokes on your tires, you can see the brake pads. They should be at least a ¼ of an inch thick. Anything below this width indicates significant wear.
• Noise: If you find yourself decelerating at a stop sign and you begin to hear a whine or a grinding noise, it’s likely that your brakes have become worn.
• Unresponsive: If you find your foot on the floor every time you go to brake and your Lexus still doesn’t respond with the appropriately, you should have your brakes inspected.
• Pull: If you attempt to stop or slow down and find the car veering in one direction, it’s possible that one brake pad may be wearing more quickly than another, throwing off the balance of your vehicle. This also needs to be inspected by a professional.