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Why Are The Brakes on My Vehicle Squeaking?

why are the brakes on my vehicle squeaking?

With every car, issues could occasionally arise from nowhere. Of course, taking your car for frequent maintenance checks could give drivers the foresight to avoid eventual problems with the vehicle, but everyday issues could still happen. One of those issues could be squeaky brakes, and there could be ways to prevent the noises from happening, depending on if they are older or brand-new. Brake squeaking might happen due to your driving habits and driving conditions. Here we’ll give you a breakdown of the more frequent causes as to why your brakes squeak, how many miles your brake pads should last, and when to replace your brake pads.

I Just Put On New Brake Pads, Why Are They Squealing?

What Makes My Brand-New Brakes Squeal?

This might surprise you, but one of the reasons for brake screeching is that your brakes are simply just too new. Your car’s brakes may require a few more trips to work to break in and get acclimated to the car. In this case, weather conditions could lead to a build-up of moisture on your brakes, and it could require a while to dry that moisture. Also, how you drive can cause brake screeching. Heavy braking or “riding” your brakes could cause brake squeaking, even if they’re brand-new. If this is the case, attempt to brake earlier to help avoid making more friction.

Worn-out Brake Pads Can Cause Brake Squeaking

Screeching Brakes Might Be Caused By Worn Down Brakes

Older brakes are typically the reason you might hear that squeaking noise also. Over the years, parts on any car will likely start to wear down due to driving habits, moisture, rust, and if it is garaged or not. The easy fix is to get those brakes changed with brand-new parts. However, a change in the way you drive on the road may help reduce the screeching before driving the car to the shop.

How Often Should I Change The Brake Pads?

When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

The life of brakes can run for years, depending on how drivers treat the brake pads. Understanding how you drive is important, as it can help drivers realize when to replace the brakes. Brake pads generally last around 25,000 to 65,000 miles, but driving habits have such a crucial role. Riding the brakes (when your foot is always on the brake pedal) and hard braking puts heat and pressure on your brakes and could lead to diminishing their lifespan. If screeching starts to happen, you might consider getting them looked at and think about adjusting your driving habits in the future to increase the pad’s lifespan.

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Does Your Chrysler Dodge or Ram Need New Brake Pads?

Contact us at Bob Howard Chrysler Dodge Ram if you think your brake pads need to be changed. Our team of professionals is ready to take all of the guesswork out of figuring out the specific brake service your car, truck, SUV, or van needs. We will happily service your vehicle no matter its make or model. Schedule your brake service appointment today.

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