The image below shows some worn brake pads in the most extreme form. These pads were taken off a customers vehicle brought into our workshop recently. They had been incorrectly fitted and it was imperative that they were removed and replaced immediately. The brake pads were too small for the vehicle in question, so as a result the pads on the disc were touching together meaning there was no where for the friction to go when the brakes where applied. This could have been fatal as the car wouldn’t stop. It was the worst case of worn down brake pads that we had ever seen in our 22 years as a garage!
We’re happy to report that the customer left our workshop with a shiny new pair of correctly fitted brake pads fit for the purpose and can now rest assured that they are driving a safe and road worthy vehicle.