Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement in Roanoke, Texas
Whether you need brake pads or shoes, Scotty’s Automotive Repair is here for replacement.
If you’re not sure what type you need, one thing to know is that brake pads are a component of disc brakes while brake shoes are with brake drums. Many car manufactures are different so it will all depend on your car’s make and model.
Replacement of brake pads are on average, about every 50,000 miles driven. Of course, this could vary greatly so the best thing to do is to periodically check your brake pad. They can easily be seen through the wheel. Look at the thickness of the brake pad. If it looks like it’s less than ¼ of an inch and very thin, that’s an indication that it’s time for new brake pads. Some brake pads have an wear indicator slot in the middle of the brake pad. If it’s almost gone, then they need replaced.
Also, if you’re noticing any noises associated with braking like squealing, grinding, or squeaking, we recommend giving us a call and making an appointment so we can check on the brake pads, shoes, and the entire brake system.