Pro brake repairers quickly distinguish between brake pads and brake shoes. Drum brake repair technicians will endeavor to work at their customers’ convenience. Just think; it may not be necessary to turn your car into a workshop for brake repairs. Then again, such brakes may be extensively damaged.
Brake pads are utilised for disc brakes while brake shoes will be applied to the drum brakes. Aged vehicles do not need to have its rotors replaced until at least three sets of brake pads have been worn down. Not so for the latest models on the road owing to the fact that their rotors have been deliberately manufactured thinner and lighter. The motivation has been to cut costs and promote fuel economy.
But you wonder though. Would it not have been better to prioritize safety? Nevertheless, it is argued that new brakes are made to standard specifications. Generally speaking, a vehicle only needs to see a brake inspection every other year. That goes on the assumption that the vehicle is in relatively good condition and its mileage is average to below average. Even so, there are basic tell-tale signs that drivers are able to look out for.
If they are driving a new model vehicle, they will always see the warning light on their dashboard. Otherwise, experienced drivers will always be able to look, feel and listen. Should brake repairs or servicing be imminent, the driver is required to notify the repair technician of the year, make and model of the vehicle. This is under the assumption that the customer is in no position to turn his vehicle over to a standing workshop.
This is not down to a matter of convenience. There could have been a roadside emergency which should not be delayed.