View Full Version : When to replace brakes?

09-05-2006, 02:06 AM
My celica has disc brakes all around and i was wondering what kind of indicator that would allow me to know when to change my brakes. My OEM brakes on my rsx would make a metal on metal screeching sound. Is this the sound i should be looking for on my celica as well? I'm not sure if the pads are aftermarket or OEM but is it a general rule that when brake pads where down, it would start to make the screech?

09-05-2006, 02:55 AM

09-05-2006, 03:11 AM
Ideally you want to replace them BEFORE they screech.
The screech is the metal clip scraping the rotor. Which damages it.

So just keep an eye on the level of the pads....

09-05-2006, 07:04 AM
good point atman