Brake pads are responsible for making contact with the rotors on the wheels, which slows the vehicle down as a result. With their constant use and purpose, they are meant to wear off. This calls for routine check-ups and replacements. But what if you don't know how often you should do that? Here, you will find out five simple ways to tell that you need new brake pads. 5. Car Accelerates Slower While a decrease in performance and acceleration can be related to a lot of problems, one of them is the brake pads. They can get stuck to the rotor because of improper maintenance. This puts a lot of strain on the engine, so make sure to have it checked out ASAP.  4. Drifting To One Side Is your car slightly moving to one side on its own? If so, the reason might be your brake pads. This is especially true if you notice drifting while braking - the reason is uneven wear of the brake pads, which makes them inconsistent. 3. Noise While Braking An obvious sign of brake pad wear is noise while braking. It can either be caused by them being completely worn out, making metal-to-metal contact, or by the wear indicator. The wear indicator is the manufacturer's way of notifying you that the brake pads are almost gone. 2. Brake Light Comes On The brake light or the other brake-related lights are another way of spotting brake pad issues. These lights include parking brake lights, warning brake lights, caliper problems, and many more, depending on the make and model. 1. Decreased Brake Performance The most obvious sign of brake pad wear is an increase in braking time, or in other words, decreased brake performance. It is directly connected to the brakes, and is very uncommon for it to be something else. Make sure you visit a repair shop before going any further. Brake Pad Replacement At Eurotech Auto Service! Our shops throughout the state of Minnesota offer a wide variety of services, including brake pad replacements and brake system repairs. If you notice any of the signs listed above, make sure to stop by and we will be happy to help!