Have Noisy, Squeaky Brakes? – Causes and Solutions
For a full article detailing various types of brake system noises and how to fix them, check out ‘Squeaky Brakes: What Do They Mean & How to Fix Them’ by our friends at CarParts.com
For a few different reasons, brakes might make noise. While it may be incredibly annoying, it does not always mean your braking components need to be replaced. However, if the you hear grinding, we recommend getting your brakes checked by a professional.
Possible Causes of Brake Squeal
Below are some of the possible causes of squealing brakes. These can all potentially lead to noisy and a smell coming from the brakes. Luckily, most of these can be resolved or avoided.
- Insufficient lubrication around the pins that attach the brake pad to the caliper cavity
- Minimal/No Break-In Procedure was followed immediately after installation leading to improper bedding in.
- Loosened hardware
Suggestions For Resolution
These simple suggestions are easy for anyone at home with basic DIY skills.
- Lubricate pins
- Repeat break-in procedure
- Check hardware before and after break-in procedure
PowerStop Is Here To Help
If you tried some of the solutions above and still can’t seem to shake the squeak, give us a call. Our customer service team is available using the contact options below.
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