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Why Are My Brakes Squealing?

Why Are My Brakes Squealing?

Are your brakes squealing every time you stop in traffic? Concerned that you may be driving in an unsafe vehicle? What does it mean when a brake pad squeals? and what should you do about it? This week, the staff at AllTech Automotive cites a great article by Rick Popely  of cars.com covering this topic and answering your questions about brake issues. To read Rick's original article please click here.    Why are my brakes Squealing? If you're lucky, the squealing (or squeaking) noise that your brakes make when you first drive your car in the morning, particularly after rain or snow, is just surface rust being scraped off the rotors by the pads the first few times you apply the brake pedal, or the result of moisture and dirt that collects on the rotors, including from condensation caused by high humidity. If it goes away afte ... read more