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It is imperative to make sure that your Subaru has properly working brakes. Faulty brakes can result in unsafe travels, so every reliable car needs to have its stopping mechanism in great shape. 
 
Generally, brake pads are replaced after every 50,000 miles travelled. However, situations may arise when you need to get them changed earlier than that. Here are a few signs to look out for to identify whether your Subaru needs a brake replacement. 
 
The car pulls itself in a particular direction
If your car tends to pull itself to the left or right when you apply the brakes, it is a sign that something isn't quite right. Although pulling also occurs due to poor alignment or worn out tires, it is wise to get your brakes checked nevertheless. 
 
Squeaky noises from the brakes
If you can hear squeaky or screeching noises from your car when you slow down, this is another sign of faulty brakes. This happens when the brake pads of your Subaru have worn out. These can be easily replaced by your Subaru mechanic at Huntington Subaru.

The Subaru shudders when you apply brakes
In case the entire Subaru shudders violently when you apply the brakes, it is a sign that your brake rotors may be damaged. This results in violent shudders inside the cabin. 
 
Worn out brake pads
When you press the brake pads, they should feel firm and should increase the stopping power as and when you push further. However, if the brake pads feel mushy when you press them down, this is a cause for concern. You might also want to check if the brake pads appear less than a quarter inch thick. In both cases, you need to get your brake pads replaced immediately. 
 
Brake system warning light illuminates
This is by far the easiest pointer to look out for. If, on the dashboard of your Subaru, you notice the red-colored Brake System Warning Light lighting up, this indicates that there is an issue. 
 
These faults are detected using sensors in the brakes. This light is a direct signal to let you know that your Subaru’s braking system is compromised and that unless the entire system is checked, it is not safe to drive. 
 
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