If there is one part of your car you do not want to go wrong it would be the brakes. A car is great for helping you get places, but you want to be able to stop when you get there. The great thing about your brakes is that they to let you know exactly when you need to get them checked. Here are the sounds you’ll hear from your brakes.
No noise is good noise! If all feels normal and there are no noises when you press your brake pedal, you are in good shape.
This is the sound you may hear right after getting a brake service. New brake pads and rotors can take a couple of days to get used to each other. This sound is normal and should go away after a couple of days. If the sound continues for more than a week or so, there may be a problem with how your brakes were installed. Head back to where you received your brake service to get them checked.
A high pitched squeal is the first sign of your brakes needing to be serviced. Some brake pads have a warning indicator built in in the form of a small piece of metal. When the brake pad wears down to a certain level, this metal rubs up against your rotors and causes the squealing. This sound can also be accompanied by a shaking coming from your tires as you brake. Make an appointment at your local brake shop to get your brakes serviced as soon as possible.
This sound means your brake pads have been worn all the way down. What you are hearing is actually the steel of the brake pad grinding directly up against your rotors. You should not drive your car if you’re hearing this sound. You could cause a lot of damage to your brake system and lead to costly repairs.
The last thing you want is to not be able to brake when you need to. Whenever you hear a strange noise coming from your brakes or feel any shaking when you brake, call your local auto repair center for a brake inspection and repair.