Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Working On Brakes

If you’re cruising around Omaha, and you notice that your car brakes are grinding, it may be alarming at first, but this isn’t a reason to panic! There are a number of factors that can affect your brake system, and create that braking grinding noise, but each is an indication you will need to schedule a service appointment sooner rather than later. Find out more about why your brakes are grinding below, and then contact our team if you have any specific questions in mind.


Why Are My Brakes Grinding When Stopping?

If you notice your brakes are grinding in Beatrice, you should try to identify what your vehicle is doing when the sound is occurring. If your brakes are grinding while you’re stopping, it could be one of the following issues:

  • If you hear your brakes grinding when stopping or slowing down, your brake pads are probably the culprit. Over time, brake pads lose their thickness and start to make a squealing noise – known as “brake scrubbing.” As the pads wear down further, you’ll hear a grinding noise instead.
  • If you hear a sharper grinding noise, it could be the sound of your brake disc and calipers. This may also cause your pedal to shake slightly as you brake. This will require a brake pad replacement, but it may also require a disc or rotor replacement.
  • If you hear brakes grinding when stopping at full force, it could be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Your ABS will activate if you apply the full brakes, and it may even cause vibrations in the pedal.

Why Are My Brakes Grinding When Driving?

If your brakes are making a grinding noise as you drive through Hickman, it’s most likely just rocks and debris bouncing off the caliper and rotor. This is an easy service, but it’s important to get it resolved quickly to prevent more damage from accumulating. You can try to remove the debris yourself if you have experience with cars, but most drivers prefer to leave the job to our service department. You can also schedule an inspection while you’re here to resolve your brakes grinding for good.


Let Our Team Help Ensure Your Safety

If you’re still unsure of why your brakes are grinding, or what might be happening with your brake system, the safest thing you can do is let our expert service center handle all of your maintenance needs. We’ll keep you running smoothly for years to come with routine maintenance.


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