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Top 8 Reasons Why Brakes Squeal

Top 8 Reasons Why Brakes Squeal

Brake squeals—those high-pitched, nerve-wracking sounds that can turn a smooth drive into an auditory nightmare. If you've ever cringed at the screeching sounds emanating from your vehicle, you're not alone. Below are the top 8 reasons behind this common automotive woe, and explore how you can put the brakes on the sound itself. 1. Worn Brake Pads One of the most common reasons for brake squeals is worn brake pads. Over time, the friction material on the pads wears down, leading to metal-on-metal contact that manifests as that unmistakable screech. Regular inspections and timely replacement of worn brake pads can prevent this issue. 2. Buildup of Brake Dust Brake dust, a byproduct of braking, can accumulate on the brake pads and rotors. When this fine powder builds up, it may cause friction and result in squealing noises. Regular cl ... read more

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