You might want to change your brakes when you come to a stop and feel a roughness. Are you hearing grinding and squealing? Have you noticed black dust around your wheels lately? If you have experienced any of this, you more than likely need to change your brakes.
You might be noticing that your car just doesn’t seem to be stopping as well as it did. There may be a burning smell when you get out of the car. If the question, “When should I change my brakes”, popped in your head, pay attention. Normally these kind of symptoms mean you need to change your brakes, but not always. Many shops are going to tell you yes, then drop a $900 invoice in your lap. Although, these signs are strong towards needing brakes, lets look into further.