How Often Should You Replace Your Hyundai Brake Pads?
Your brake pads perform the critical task of slowing down and stopping your car. It’s vital to ensure that your pads are thick enough to give you stopping power when you need it most. Below are ways to help you determine how often you need to replace your pads at your Hyundai dealer.
How Often Should You Replace Your Hyundai Brake Pads at your Hyundai Dealer?
A set of pads can last anywhere between 25,000 and 70,000 miles. How long the pads last and how often you have to replace them will depend on various factors, such as the quality of the pads and how and where you drive your car. If you frequently apply the brakes, brake hard, and don’t maintain your braking system, you will have to replace your pads more often.
When pads are new, they usually have a thickness of between eight to twelve millimeters. With use, the pads wear down and become thinner. Your car’s pads must be thicker than 6.4 millimeters to work properly. The minimum pad thickness is 3.2 millimeters. If your pads are worn down this much, it’s best to replace them as soon as possible to prevent your brakes from failing.
Brake Inspections and Pad Replacements Intervals
If you follow your car’s service schedule and maintenance intervals, the Hyundai technician will replace your pads before they wear too thin. Hyundai recommends a braking system inspection every 7,500 miles or six months when you take your Hyundai for an oil change.
The Hyundai technician will perform a thorough brake inspection to ensure that your car’s braking system is in good working order. Check your Hyundai owner’s manual for the recommended brake system inspection intervals and pad replacements, or ask your Hyundai technician for information.
Signs To Replace Your Pads
Pads have a tiny metal burr that makes a high-pitched sound when the pad wears too thin. When you step on the brakes, the high-pitched squealing sound you hear warns you that it’s time to get the pads replaced. If you wait too long before you replace the pads, the next sound you’ll hear is a horrible grinding noise when the bare metal of the worn pads scrapes against the rotors. If the pads are worn too thin, you will feel vibrations through the brake pedal.
Your car will pull to the side and be slow to respond when you step on the brake pedal. To avoid brake failure, schedule a maintenance appointment with your Hyundai technician as soon as possible for a braking system inspection and a pad replacement.
Quality Genuine Hyundai Pads
When it comes to your safety and the safety of your passengers, only the best is good enough. The qualified Hyundai technicians at your dealership install Genuine Hyundai Pads, specifically designed and manufactured for your Hyundai and tested for reliability and durability to keep you safe on the road.
Your car will have all the stopping power you need with routine braking system inspections and services at the recommended maintenance intervals. Visit Wayne Hyundai today for a comprehensive braking system service performed by Hyundai experts.