Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Picture this: You’re driving your trusted vehicle around Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, New York, and you pull up to a red light. As you press on the brakes, a loud, unfamiliar squeaking noise rings out and fills the air. You think, “Why are my brakes squeaking?”

Friendly Ford is here to answer that question! We provide a few common reasons behind squeaky brakes and how our service experts can help repair them.

Why Your Brakes Are Squeaky

Your vehicle’s brake system is made up of many moving parts that work together to bring your vehicle to a stop. Since the brake system has so many different parts, it will likely experience wear over time. This will lead to strange, unfamiliar squeaking noises.

Here are a few reasons your vehicle’s brakes might be squeaking:
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Worn Brake Pads

One of the most common reasons behind squeaky brakes is worn-down brake pads. When you hit the brakes, the brake pads press against the rotors to create friction and bring your vehicle to a stop. As you drive, the brake pads will wear down with use. Squeaky brakes could indicate that your brake pads have worn down and need to be replaced.

Collected Dust & Debris

If your brakes are squeaky right as you pull out of the driveway, it could be caused by dust or debris that has collected between the brake pads and rotors. Dust and debris can accumulate overnight or even build up on the rotors during humid weather.

A clear sign that dust or debris is the cause behind your squeaky brakes is if the squeaking noise goes away after a while. If it persists, however, you may want to have your brakes inspected by our professionals.

Braking Patterns

What kind of braker are you? Maybe you have a habit of slamming the brakes or  hitting the brakes a bit late. Your personal braking style can impact the brake system and even cause squeaking noises. If your brakes are squeaking, it could be a sign that the brake pads have become glazed and are having trouble creating the necessary friction to function.

Take note of your braking style when you’re behind the wheel. Our team can help replace the brake pads and make any other repairs to your brake system.

How Can I Stop My Brakes From Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?When you notice persistent squeaking noises coming from your brakes, you’ll want to have it addressed as soon as possible. At the Friendly Ford Service Center, we have a team of highly trained technicians who can handle any brake service or repairs your car needs.

If you have questions about your squeaky brakes, our team can help answer them. We have the tools and technology needed to assess each part of your brake system, so we can ensure everything is working as it should.

Schedule Brake Service at Friendly Ford

The next time you are driving around Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, and notice persistent squeaky brakes, let the team at Friendly Ford answer the question, “Why are my brakes squeaking?”

You can use our handy online scheduler or contact us to schedule service!

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