Your Jaguar’s braking system is made up of several different components that all must work together in order to provide you with a sound braking experience. Your pads sit within your brake calipers, and are used to squeeze against the rotors, creating the friction needed to stop.
See, when you press your brake pedal, it sends pressure through the brake lines. The lines carry this pressure to the calipers, where it is used to compress the pads.
With all this friction, your pads will endure some pretty heavy wear and tear.
Sometimes, rather than following a set mileage interval at which your pads will need to be changed, it is more helpful to know the signs and symptoms to look out for when it comes to declined brake pad performance.
Usually, it is easy to tell when brake performance is declining. If your Jaguar is not stopping as quickly or you need to allow yourself more distance to bring the vehicle to a halt, it typically represents a braking issue. Additionally, if you start to hear clicking or squeaking noises when you apply the brakes, you could be facing a braking issue.
If you experience any of these, you’ll want to seek out service.
Have questions still after learning more about how long brake pads last? Contact our service team here at Jaguar New Orleans. Whether you are ready to schedule an appointment or are unsure of a certain symptoms, we’ll be happy to help.
We’re proud to serve the Metairie and New Orleans, Louisiana, communities and hope to assist you soon!