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Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking? | Peoria, AZ

Have you noticed a squeaking noise coming from your brakes while riding around Peoria, Glendale, Sun City, and Phoenix? To help you figure out what is causing your brakes to squeak and ways you can fix the issue, our team at Arrowhead Honda want to share with you their expert knowledge on why your brakes may be squeaking.

Whether you have disc brakes or drum brakes installed in your vehicle, here are some common reasons why you're experiencing squeaking brakes.  Schedule a service appointment today to have your squeaking brakes fixed by an expert!

Brake Rotors are Rusted

Squeaking Brakes | Peoria, AZ One common reason your brakes might be squeaking is because there may be rust on the brake rotors. Your rotors may collect water when it is raining or just from the moisture in the air, which then causes rust to form on them. This usually will take care of itself as the brake pads press against the rotors and peel off the rust.

Worn Out Brake Pads

If the squeaking noise doesn't go away, this may mean the problem is more than just rust on the rotors. The next thing you will want to do is have the brake pads inspected.

Over time, the brake pads become worn down due to friction that is created when they are pressed against the brake rotors every time you step on the brake pedal. You will want to first have the pads examined to see how much wear they've experienced, and if a lot of wear has occurred, you'll have to get them replaced.

Parts are Loose

The braking system in your car is comprised of many different parts. Usually they are held together firmly, but when they become loose, they might start to vibrate. This can then cause a squeaking noise to come from your brakes. Having your squeaking brakes serviced and inspected will let a technician determine if any parts need readjusting and tightening so they go back to moving and performing smoothly.

Squeaking Brakes: Not Lubricated Enough

Peoria, Arizona | Squeaking Brakes With all the moving parts within your brake system, it is important to have them properly lubricated. This is especially true if your vehicle has drum brakes. A sign that your drum brakes aren't probably lubricated is when the squeaking is coming from the brakes on your rear wheels.

This is because a majority of vehicles that have drum brakes install them in just the back wheels. You can either lubricate them yourself or have a technician do it for you and see if that resolves the squeaking noise.

Have Your Squeaking Brakes Inspected

When it comes to your brakes, it is always important to have them regularly serviced whether you hear a squeaking noise or not. This is because you rely on your brakes to slow your vehicle down and bring it to a stop within a safe distance while out on the roads of Phoenix, West Valley, Surprise, and beyond.

If you hear any squeaking noises or are due for a brake inspection, you can bring your car to our service center here at Arrowhead Honda. Our trained technicians can identify if any parts need to be replaced and make sure everything is working properly. That way you can get back to your commute around the Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City areas knowing that your brakes are functioning at their best!