What is a brake pad wear sensor?
Brake pads wear over time. However, the amount of time it takes to do this can vary greatly. Road conditions, driving style, speed, load, and the type of pads and discs can all impact the speed at which this happens, making it difficult for drivers, and technicians, to determine when a new set may be needed. The introduction of the brake pad wear sensor removes this uncertainty by letting drivers know when the pad has worn, and in some cars, even predicting when this will be. As well as helping plan future brake jobs, it also ensures the brake pads are in good working order for a safe and controlled ride.