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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

What is a wheel alignment and do you really need one?

What is a wheel alignment and do you really need one?

Wheel Alignment near me in Houston, TX. One often forgets the role the wheels and tires of a car play when it comes to the safety of the car. Your car may come with a variety of safety features like Automatic Braking System (ABS), airbags and traction control devices, but if your wheels are not in proper shape, your car is going to be unsafe to drive. Without wheels and tires a car is practically useless, which is why one needs to keep their car's wheels and tires well-maintained. Generally, it is advised that you get a wheel alignment check at least once a year OR if you hit a major curb or pothole. You might have heard of the term wheel alignment but might not necessarily know what it means. 4 Wheel-alignment is a service done to align wheels in specific angles so that your car is stable and drives straight. It is a service that balances out the tires, making sure the load of the car is evenly distributed on all four tires instead of just ... read more