SQUEAKING BRAKES: WHAT TO DO?
EVERY DRIVER HAS HEARD IT: THE HIGH-PITCHED SQUEAKING SOUND WHEN A NEARBY CAR IS STOPPING. HOWEVER, WHAT ABOUT WHEN IT’S COMING FROM YOUR CAR?
|Why are my brakes squeaking?||Cause|
|New Brake Parts||It is common for new rotors or brake pads to squeak within the first few days before they’re completely broken in.|
|Damp Brake Pads||Brakes often squeak when moisture gets onto the brake pads.|
|Brake Wear Indicators||Most brake pads are designed with steel clips in them called wear indicators. The resulting irritating sound you hear lets you know it’s time to take your car in to get new brake pads.|
|Worn Brake Pad Insulation and Loose Parts||Squeaking can also happen when the material that insulates your brake pads starts to wear down as well as when hoses or rotors come loose.|
|Glazed Brakes||Glazing can occur when the entire brake system gets stuck due to too much friction. Heat builds up and causes your brakes to harden and not perform as well.|
HOW DO BRAKES WORK?
Slowing your car down and bringing it to a complete stop is all about using pressure to create friction.
WHAT CAUSES SQUEAKY BRAKES?
There’s a couple things that can cause your brakes to sound like nails on a chalkboard.
WHAT TO DO WITH SQUEAKING BRAKES?
Once you notice that you’re hearing this sound on a consistent basis, your best bet is to take your car in for service.
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