Jul 01 2010

Why do my brakes squeak?

Category: Automotive

Answer:

Squeaking on your breaks is a common problem that may be caused by a variety of factors. Most cars on the market today offer front wheel disc brakes. With disc brakes, noise and vibration may be caused by dust, worn pads, rotors, or calipers. It is best to have your brake system checked regularly but the wear and tear on your breaks will ultimately be determined by your driving habits and the quality of parts that are used. These variables can sometimes make it difficult to determine when you need new brakes. Many experts say between 30k-40k miles. Update: In most cases the squeaking in your breaks is caused by the exposed metal on worn brake pads.


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