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Why Are The Brakes On My Car Or Truck Squealing?

why are the brakes on my car or truck squealing?

With every vehicle, problems could sometimes come out of thin air. Of course, frequent maintenance checks can give drivers the foresight to avoid eventual problems with the vehicle, but everyday issues could still occur at any time. One of those concerns could be screeching brakes, and there are some ways to prevent this from happening, depending on if they are brand-new or old. Brake squeaking is likely the result of driving habits and driving conditions. Below we’ll give you a breakdown of the more frequent causes for why your brakes are squeaking, how many miles your brake pads should last, and when you should change your brakes.


What Makes My Brand-New Brakes Screech?

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

This may surprise you, but one of the causes of brake screeching is that they are just too new. Your car’s brakes might require a few more trips to work to get acclimated to your vehicle. Sometimes weather conditions could lead to moisture covering your brake pads, and it could require a while to remove that moisture. Also, how you drive could create brake squeaking. Late braking or “riding” your brakes may lead to brake noise, especially if they’re brand-new. If that’s the case, then try giving your brakes a rest to help avoid making more heat.

Using Worn Down Brakes Can Cause Brake Squeaking

Old Brakes Might Cause Brake Squeaking

Worn-down brakes are typically why you might hear that squeaking noise as well. Over the years, parts on every car will likely begin to break down due to driving habits, moisture, if it is garaged, and rust. The easy fix is to get them replaced with new ones. However, a shift in how you drive on the highway may help lower the screeching prior to driving them to the dealership.

How Long Do Brakes Last, On Average?

How Many Miles Do Brakes Normally Last?

The lifespan of brakes could last thousands of miles, based on the way you drive. Understanding how you drive is even more essential, as it can help drivers understand when to change the brakes. Brake pads generally last 25,000 to 65,000 miles, but driving habits have such an important role. Riding your brakes and hard braking puts friction and pressure on the brake pads and may lead to shrinking their life. If screeching starts to happen, you might get them looked at and think about changing your driving habits in the future to increase the brake pad’s lifespan.



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Does Your Car or Truck Need New Brake Pads?

Contact us at Bob Howard Toyota 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 it’s make or model. Schedule your brake service appointment today.

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