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Why do my brakes make squeaking noises?

Why do my brakes make squeaking noises?

Watch our video on brakes here! https://youtu.be/mth6m_2OH1Q We get this concern a lot. Why are my brakes squeaking?   In a simple way the brake system works when we push on a brake pedal, we activate the hydraulic system pushing the fluid from the brake master cylinder, through the brake lines, abs system, brake hoses to the brake caliper, brake caliper bushes the brake pad or the brake shoes against the brake rotor or the brake drum to stop the vehicle. Several things could cause the brake to squeak, the common cause is losing the friction material on the brake pads or the brake shoes, at that point will get metal to metal surface causing the brake squeaking noise, another cause will be warped brake rotors in this situation the brake pad does not touch the whole surface of the brake rotor causing the squeaking noise, a foreign material between the brake pad and rotor or between the brake shoes and drum will cause brake squeaking ... read more