Never ignore these warning signs of brake problems: Leaking Fluid
If you’re experiencing a soft brake pedal, have a mechanic look for fluid leaking from the master cylinder or elsewhere in the brake system.
Never ignore these warning signs of brake problems: Vibrating Steering
Shaking in the steering wheel or vibration when you apply the brakes may be the result of an uneven discs. An uneven disc surface may also cause the disc to hit one of the brake pads as it spins, causing some of the pad material to transfer onto the disc in that spot. Then you’ll feel shaking when braking, as the pad hits that bump in the disc.
Never ignore these warning signs of brake problems: Grinding Noise
Grinding that you also feel in the pedal could mean a number of things. The brake pads may be worn through, and you’re hearing metal on metal that could be creating grooves in the brake discs. Not good. Grinding could also be an indicator of lack of lubrication in vehicles with rear drum brakes. The brake shoe could be scraping on metal contact points like the backing plate, due to rust.
Never ignore these warning signs of brake problems: Squealing or Squeaking sound
Hearing a metallic squeal while you’re in motion? If you start hearing a high-pitched noise that stops when you apply the brakes that’s likely the sound of the brake pad wear indicators. They are made of steel so they make this sound when they start contacting the discs, letting you know that your pads are worn out and need to be replaced before you damage the brake discs.