Noticing brake noises should always be taken seriously. If you ignore it, then the vehicle will be less reliable and safe when you drive. Make sure to have the brakes inspected on a regular basis so that we can check how all the parts are working, and also wearing. We can also advise when regular maintenance should be done for the brakes. If you notice any issues with the brakes, such as an odd noise, make sure to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Noises from the brakes
You may notice noises that include the brakes making a squealing noise when you apply them. This could mean that the brake pads have worn and are in need of being replaced. They will start to wear against the brake rotors, thus making the squealing or screeching noise. You may also notice a rattle noise as the brake pads start to wear down and wear against the brake rotor. Any other noise that you hear when driving should always be brought to our attention. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your brakes.
There might also be a knocking noise from the brakes. This happens when the brake pads rattle in the brackets. You can determine this if you apply the brakes lightly going over a pothole or bump in the road. If the noise does not occur, the brake pads will be moving. It is always best however, to get a professional opinion.
Notice how the vehicle handles as well when you apply the brakes. Sometimes you may notice the vehicle swerves or jerks suddenly in one direction or the other. This could mean there is an issue with the brake system. It could also mean there is a steering issue. We can test drive the vehicle and inspect it for what the cause may be. Having the vehicle maintained can help keep you safe on the road.