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Do all cars have rear brake pads?
Every car comes with two front brakes and two rear brakes. Older vehicles typically have drum brakes in both the front and rear. In contrast, modern cars tend to have either disc brakes on all four wheels or disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the back.
How do you know when rear brake discs are bad?
8 Signs You Could Have Brake Problems
- Brake Light On.
- Squealing or Squeaking Noises.
- Grinding Noises.
- Wobbling or Vibration When Braking.
- Leaking Fluid.
- Spongy or Soft Brakes.
- Car Pulling to One Side When Braking.
- Burning Smells.
Do I have disc or drum brakes?
Look through one of the holes at the top of the front wheel. If your car has front disc brakes (most do), you will see the brake rotor, a shiny smooth surface an inch or two behind the wheel. If it does not have front disc brakes you will see a round rusted-looking brake drum.
Are rear and front disc brakes the same?
Answer: Rear disc brakes are basically the same thing as front-wheel disc brakes. They consist of three main parts: brake pads, a caliper, and a rotor. Brake pads are located on each side of the rotor and are actually pushed against the rotor to stop the wheel and thereby stop your vehicle.
How do I know if my brake discs need replacing?
A grinding sound: If you hear a grinding noise when you brake, it could mean your brake pads or discs need replacing. Brake pads include a metal wear indicator that make a noise when it contacts the brake disc. When your pads are worn to this extent, it is likely you will need to replace the discs too.
How do I know if my brake discs are worn out?
If your brake pads are worn you may experience screeching while braking, heavy vibrating or your car pulling to one side as you press down on the brake pedal. You may also find it takes longer than usual for your brakes to slow your car down. A warning light will also help flag any problems with wear and tear.