It seems like so much of the advancements to modern cars have come in the area of safety. Air bags, seat belts, stronger frames, it goes on and on. But perhaps the most important safety feature in your car, for both you and others on the road, is the brakes.
Without properly functioning brakes, you can find yourself in a sticky situation pretty quickly. As the pads wear down over time, your stopping distance increases, and that can cause problems. Everyone knows what old worn down brakes sound like: loud screeching, squealing sounds.
Just like the oil, the brake pads are designed to wear down over time, so you need to stay on top of them and take a mental note of when you get them replaced, and when they’ll need to be replaced again,.