Do you hear that screeching noise coming from your wheels? Do you know what it means? It means you need to change your brakes because the pads have become worn to the point of needing to be replaced. For the most part, there are only a few consumable items in your vehicle that you typically have to be concerned with. Tires, fluids, and brakes are at the top of this list and you won’t have to change your brakes very often, but this can become a bit of a costly fix if you have someone else do it for you.