Silence Your Car’s Squeaky Brake Problem

brake_padsFew things are more annoying than squeaky, grinding brakes when you’re driving out on the road. As uncomfortable as the sound may make you it’s actually a helpful indicator that you’re brakes are wearing thin and services and repairs should soon be in order.

Squealing or grinding brakes can mean a number of different things for your car. First of all, your brakes are going to make some noise. If you expect complete silence when driving and applying the brake pedal then you could be in for a rude awakening. Most of the time, the brakes will still work perfectly fine when they make noise. If the noise has started recently then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about just yet.

Your car’s brakes are designed to make noise when they’ve been worn and torn for some time. The brake disc is lined with pads that have frictional material that make the squeaking sound when they’ve been worn down to a certain point.

So how do you silence them? The quick fix is to change out the pads to a different friction material. There are aftermarket premium products that can do the trick, but going into any auto store and you’ll see several products promising to cure squeaky noises.

Note: One product you should be skeptical of is the aerosol products. After spraying it on the brake pad it’s supposed to make the squeak go away but its effectiveness can be questioned. Your brake pads require friction for you to slow down. Anything that can change that friction can potentially be bad for your car.

Many other products act as adhesives that bind the old or new pad to the caliper and having it reinstalled to your brakes.

The best practice is to replace the pads with new ones but if you’re seeking more answers or would like your car to be serviced then bring it in to 2J’s Automotive. Our mechanics on site will give you a free diagnostic test, valued at $80, and determine the problem with your car so they can give it the proper services and repairs.

Call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions or would like to bring in your car.

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