Brake squealing is a very common problem car owners face. This can affect not only your car but also give you headaches when you drive. Most of the time brake squealing is caused by brake pad wear; however, there are several other reasons which might cause the problem. You should start by finding out what it is in order to be able to fix it:
Brake Pad Wear
The most common problem that causes brakes to squeal is excessive break pad wear. Some pad materials can cause the brake to squeal more. In this case it would be best to change your brake pads and use a different material.
Checking your brake pads visually is an easy way to find out if this is the cause of your brakes squealing. If you are not sure how to do this, feel free to drop by any of our seven locations. One of our experienced technicians would be glad to check your brakes for you at no charge.
Calipers & Rotors
There are some other problems that can cause brakes to squeal that might be more complex and not so easy to fix. Among these problems we can find misaligned calipers, loose calipers, pads incorrectly sized, glazed rotors, glazed pads and warped rotors among others. If you find that your brake pads are not overly worn, consult with one of our service advisors to discuss the issue.
If your car brakes are squealing and you also hear other noises such as clunky noises along with the squealing, you should consult a service advisors as soon as possible. This could mean that there is a generalized problem in your braking system. Feel free to stop in to Louetta Automotive, we’ll be glad to assist you!
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