Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?


Notice a loud squeaking noise when you press down on the brakes? Our KeyCars.com team is here to help you figure out what the issue may be and how to get it resolved, so your car returns to smooth and safe braking throughout Milford, Manchester, and Middletown, CT.


Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?


Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Do My Brakes Squeak?

There can be various reasons why your brakes are squeaking. Here are some of the common reasons why, and what to do in each specific case.

Rusted Rotors

It’s possible that the squeaking noise can be caused by the rust that has collected on your rotors. This isn’t much of an issue, thankfully, since rusted rotors are common due to moisture from either a rainstorm or a humid day.

The issue essentially will fix itself. When braking, the brake pads will start to rub off the rust. Once it has peeled off the rust, the squeaking noise should stop, and you should start to enjoy quiet braking once again.

Worn Brake Pads

Is the noise still present even after any rust on the rotors has been removed? Then you may have a different cause for the squeaking sound coming from your brakes. It’s possible that your brake pads are worn.

When the pads become too worn, the braking system will begin to have metal-on-metal contact. This is when you’ll start to hear a squeaking noise each time you push down on the brakes. This is a warning to have your brake pads replaced as soon as possible.

Not Properly Lubricated

Between the brake fluid and brake lubrication, the variety of parts within the braking system are able to freely move about without damaging one another. Once that lubrication wears off or the brake fluid becomes old and loses its viscosity, these components are no longer lubricated as well as they need to be.

This can cause them to work harder and collide with each other, which may result in the squeaking noise you’re hearing. You want to check to make sure there’s enough brake fluid within your vehicle and that its condition is still in good shape. If levels are low or the fluid is old, it’s time to have it changed.


Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Fix Squeaking Brakes

No matter what’s causing your brakes to squeak, you can bring your vehicle by our service center and get the issue resolved. Our trained technicians can quickly inspect your braking system and figure out what’s making them squeak.

We then will let you know what we find and how we plan to fix the problem for you. If worn pads or any other parts need to be replaced, our technicians will also use high-quality replacement components, so they last longer and give your car smooth, quiet, and responsive braking.


Schedule Brake Repair

You can schedule an appointment with us at KeyCars.com to have your brakes repaired. Just book an appointment now online or give our service center a call today! Our technicians can service your brakes and fix the squeaking issue, so your vehicle once again is performing at its best around Milford, Manchester, and Middletown, Connecticut.


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