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Brake Squealing: What's Behind the Noise?

Brake Squealing: What's Behind the Noise?

We've all experienced it at some point—those high-pitched squeals emanating from our car's brakes as we come to a stop. While it can be annoying, brake squealing is usually a signal that something is amiss with your braking system. Here are some of the common reasons behind brake squealing and what you can do to address this issue. 1. Worn Brake Pads One of the most common reasons for brake squealing is worn brake pads. Over time, the friction material on your brake pads wears down, and when it gets thin, it can cause the brake pad's wear indicator to come into contact with the rotor. This results in that distinctive squealing sound. Regular brake pad maintenance and replacement when necessary can prevent this issue. 2. Glazed Brake Pads Sometimes, brake pads can become glazed due to excessive heat or harsh braking ... read more

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