Why Do My Brakes Squeal All the Time No Matter What?

You know that your brakes shouldn’t squeal, even if it’s raining outside and they are wet. Once the brakes get warm, the heat should dissipate the water and they will stop squealing. If your brakes squeal every time you use them, Righter’s Auto Repair warns that there is something wrong with the brake system. Let’s talk more about this below.

You Have Broken Anti-Rattle Clips

The anti-rattle clips hold the brake pads and pad stays in place against the calipers. This prevents these two parts from moving when you press down on the brake pedal. If these clips have broken, the pads and pad stays will vibrate when you use your brakes. This will cause your brakes to squeal. They will squeal until you get the broken clips replaced.

Your Brake Pads Need to Be Replaced

Another reason why your brakes squeal all the time is the brake pads are telling you that they need to be replaced. There are noisemakers embedded in the pads that cause them to make noise to let you know that the pad surfaces are too low. Your brake pads will also squeal when the surfaces are too low because they are not creating the friction they need to create with the rotors.

Your Brakes Are Overheating

Another reason why your brakes might be squealing all the time is that they could be overheating. If you smell hot odors every time you apply the brakes, the brake system is getting too hot. It’s important that you have this checked out immediately because you may lose your ability to slow down and stop your automobile if the brake system is overheating.

Your Brake Pad Insulation Is Missing

Brake pad insulation is designed to prevent the brake pads from squealing. This insulation is replaced every time you get your brake pads replaced. If the insulation is not replaced, your brakes will squeal every time you use them.

Your Rotor Surfaces Are Too Smooth

Finally, the brake pads and rotors generate friction together to stop your automobile. After a million presses, the rotor surfaces become smooth. This will make your brakes squeal. Once you get the surfaces recut, the squealing will stop. This should be done every 60,000 miles.

Righter’s Auto Repair is the best auto shop in Grand Ledge, MI. We are also the best service shop in Lansing, MI, so call the shop closest to you today.

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