Are your car brakes making noise?
If your car’s brakes are making noise, they may be trying to tell you something. When your vehicle develops a noise that you feel unsure about, bring it in for an inspection. Some common noises that may be a warning sign to the driver are :
There could be two issues when hearing this noise. One is a common noise that may be heard during the first couple stops if the vehicle has not been driven recently. The noise should disappear after a distance and does not usually indicate a problem. If the brakes pads are worn, very thin and damaging a rotor, some vehicles will emit a grinding noise and / or poor braking performance. If this noise is heard, brake repair is unavoidable. Have your brakes serviced as soon as possible.
Squeaking and Squealing
This may be the most common noise complaint. This noise usually occurs with semi – metallic brake pads while driving at medium speeds or perhaps in conditions of rain and high humidity, it’s because of the metal to metal contact. This noise does not usually indicate a problem and braking performance is not an issue. It is caused by the materials that make up the pad linings themselves. Most brake pad manufactures offer organic or ceramic pads that may make this noise less irritating but will cost a little more. Remember some noises are a very normal part of your braking system.
Loud Squeal Noise
A continuous loud squeal normally is wear indicators. It is a signal to the driver that the pads need replaced soon.