brake noise


Listening for brake noise is important. The brakes of your vehicle are the part you need to check regularly. You will need to have the maintained on a regular basis so that you can ensure they are efficient and effective when you need to stop. If you notice an issue when driving, it is always recommended to bring your vehicle in so we can inspect the brakes for you. There are a few reasons why a car will make noise while braking at low speeds. Worn brakes will make noise a low speeds. Many vehicles are fitted with brake pad wear indicators. When the brake pads wear enough, a little metal tab contacts the brake rotor and creates a squeaking noise. Some noise from the brakes is often normal, especially during the first drive of the day, after it rains, or if the car sits for an extended period of time.

Noises caused by

There are a number of other noises that a car can make only when braking at low speeds. Maybe there is a noise coming from the brake rotors or backing plate. A rusty backing plate can become deformed and rub against the brake rotor, creating a noise. A squeaking or clunking noise can come from a worn suspension component. Modern cars use a complicated multi-link inspection. If there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system (ABS), there will be a noise that sounds like a grinding when braking.

Speeds can make noises

By braking at low speeds creates a different situation than braking at high speeds. When the brakes are applied at high speeds, there’s a sudden change in the direction of the vehicle. At low speeds this change happens more slowly. Worn brakes can also cause a pulsing feeling at high or low speeds. If there is a worn suspension component, you may also notice a difference in how the car feels when hitting a bump or when taking a corner.

Determine the issue

If a vehicle is making an unusual noise, this is an indication that something’s wrong. The noise might mean you need new brakes. It might mean you have a suspension or ABS problem. By having the noise inspected as soon as possible, you can help prevent a costly repair bill.