I have a Nissan Micra (UK, 51-plate, 2001 model) and I've today noticed a sound a bit like skidding when I apply the brakes, gently, around 30mph. Driving and steering as usual is fine, no unusual pull to the left or right. It's due for it's service in a few weeks so I can get it looked at then - if I know what to ask the mechanic to look for. Any ideas?
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As the car was due for it's MOT and service I took it into the garage who diagnosed worn front brake pads and reccomended replacement. Since the replacement of the pads I have not had any further issues.
Modern radial tires can look/feel just fine from the outside while still being dangerously low on air pressure. Skidding type sounds are typical for a tire with low air pressure.