Is that really what it means? I was thinking that it was an alarm similar to the low-fuel light, which comes on *before* you run out of gas. If it came on after, it wouldn't be much help. OTOH, a smoke alarm only goes off after the smoke arrives. If I were desgining a pad sensor, I would make it go off perhaps 1,000 miles before any damage would occur. If you were on vacation, you wouldn't have to stop to get your brakes serviced and could do it when you got home.
I was under the impression that there are two kinds of screetching noises: The first is a harmless alarm designed to get your attention and replace the pads caused by a special material in the pad that is only exposed near the end of the pad's life. The second, nastier noise is when the pads are worn down and the disk is being wrecked. Is this correct?
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