When to Replace Brake Pads on Your INFINITI

As an integral part of your daily drives, stopping your car is something that you probably do without much thought. But, over time, your INFINITI’s brake pads will wear down, and you’ll find yourself wondering when to replace your brake pads in order to ensure your car or SUV doesn’t lose its stopping power.

If you’re curious about how often to replace the brake pads on your INFINITI Q50, QX30, QX50, or QX60, Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI’s service department is here to help you out!

There are several signs you can watch out for that’ll let you know it’s time to bring your car in for a brake pad replacement. Drivers from Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton can check out these signs that you need to swap out your INFINITI’s brakes below. Feel free to contact our dealership’s team of brake experts if you have any questions.

Replace Brake Pads if You Hear a Screeching Noise

If you hear a high-pitched screeching noise when you hit the brakes, chances are your INFINITI’s brake pads need to be replaced. As a brake pad begins to wear out, it’ll start to expose the metal plate that the interior of the pad’s material is bolted onto. When this metal gets close to coming in contact with the rotor, you’re sure to hear it.

If you can hear your brakes’ signal for help, don’t wait! The longer you delay getting worn out pads replaced, the more damage they’ll do to other braking components, like the rotors.


When the screeching noise you were hearing turns into grinding, your brake pads are likely worn completely and have already started to do damage. Without the brake pad between them, the disc and caliper will meet and begin to scratch and score your rotors.

If you hear a grinding sound when you apply your INFINITI’s brakes, come in for a service appointment, stat. Otherwise, you may need your rotors turned or evened out.

Brake Dust

If you notice an increased amount of brake dust on your car’s rims, it’s probably time to get your brake pads replaced. The more dust there is on the rims, the less material the actual brake pads will have on them.

Excess brake dust can also be a sign of a caliper malfunction. Regardless of what the issue is, either cause demands a visit to a certified INFINITI dealer near you.

When Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

By getting your brake pads replaced before they start to cause problems, you can save a lot of time and money in the process. Having the brake pads on your INFINITI replaced by a professional ensures you get the job done the right way and fast.

Contact the team at Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI to get help with this type of repair. They’ve been serving the residents of Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton for many years and can help you out with speedy brake pad replacements, as well as other routine maintenance services like oil changes, tire rotations, and more.

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