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What Causes Brakes to Squeal?

What Causes Brakes to Squeal?

Nothing is more annoying than a loud squeal whenever you push on your brake pedals. Beyond the ear-piercing noise, you should take the sound seriously as it could mean trouble for your braking system.    As you may know, brakes are a vital part of every vehicle, but they can be a safety hazard without proper maintenance. There are a few circumstances where brake noises can be normal. You can expect brake sounds when they are not warm, newly replaced, used in wet weather, or rough road conditions. However, the noises should not linger beyond those scenarios. Let's examine some of the common causes behind squeaky brakes:   Worn Pads Worn-out brake pads are the leading cause of squealing brake sounds. The sound should be taken as a warning to replace the pads before they cause damage to the rotor.   Slamming On the Brakes Too Hard While driving, you may face many obstacles unexpectedly. For instance, you may have to dodge another vehicle or other dangerous ... read more