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Do Your Front Brakes Lock Up Before The Rears?

If your front brakes lock up before the rears, there is typically a problem with the rear brakes. This condition will wear the front brakes prematurely since they are doing all or most of the braking.

Caused by: Rear pad or shoe friction material is different than the front.

Solution: Match front and rear friction material types.

Caused by: Rear brakes are contaminated with oil or grease.

Solution: Inspect and clean as necessary. Find and repair cause of oil/grease.

Caused by: Faulty brake proportioning valve.

Solution: Have proportioning valve checked for proper operation.

Caused by: Rear pads or shoes are worn out.

Do Your Front Brakes Lock Up Before The Rears?