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Why Does My Car Squeal When I Brake?

Brake squeaks are a very common complaint about brakes. These noises are annoying, though they can alert you of impending danger. If your brakes squeal, it better to have them checked by a professional as soon as possible.

Brakes are a very important component of your car, and you should treat their malfunction as an emergency. It's advisable to play it safe rather than waiting until it's too late.

Qualified technicians will identify the cause of the problem and ensure the disturbing and unpleasant noise from your brakes is no more.

What Car Squeal When You Brake Could Signal

Car squeal is a way in which your car sends you a message that the brakes need your attention. There are three issues you might be facing here:

Your Brake Pads Could Be Worn Out

Brake pads do get worn out after some years. Worn-out brake pads are the leading cause of brake squeal. When the brake pads wear out, the metal wear indicator gets exposed, causing the squeaking sound. This sound actually lets you know that the brake pads need repair or replacement.

Since the brake pads are components you rarely check the way you do with your windshield or oil, it's better to pay attention to the sound.

Your Brake Parts Could Be Loose

Driving with a loose braking system is quite dangerous. Note that the brake system has many components, including the hoses, calipers, rotors, and drum (or disc).

If any of these components are loose, they'll produce a squeaky sound as they vibrate. You may not be in a position to tell which part is loose, so it is better to seek help from a qualified technician.

Poor Road Or Weather Conditions

Poor road or weather conditions can also cause your car to produce funny sounds. Humidity, snow, or rain may make the brakes squeak. This normally happens when condensation collects on the car rotors. If that's the case, the noise should not last.

Do You Need Brake Service?

Brakes are the most important safety features in your car. You need to keep an eye on them and listen to them at all times. If you need brake repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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