1. One of the easiest ways to know you may need some brake maintenance is just by listening. If you regularly hear a high-pitched screech when applying the brakes, it’s time to get them checked out.
2. Other indicators include reduced responsiveness or fading. Being able to push the pedal too far toward the floor may be a sign of a fluid leak.
3. If your vehicle pulls to one side while braking, the brake linings could be wearing unevenly. A grinding sound could mean that your brake pads are toast, and a noticeable vibration or pulsating brake pedal could be a sign that one or more of your rotors are warped.