Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Working On Brakes
As usual, you’re cruising on Southlake roads. Suddenly, your car lets out a loud, metallic screech. You think, “It must be the brakes grinding when stopping. But, why are my brakes grinding in the first place?” When you find your brakes are making grinding noise, this means that there is something going on with your braking system. You may want to put it off and continue driving, but it’s important to acknowledge that the National Highway Safety Administration has deemed that faulty brakes are the culprit in as many as 25% of all road accidents.

So, as soon as you hear your brakes grinding when stopping, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment with Momentum Alfa Romeo. To pinpoint what exactly is going on, we’re going to review the most common causes of squealing brakes

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

Are you noticing your brakes grinding when stopping on Keller roads? It could be for the following reasons:

  • If your brakes grind whenever you ease off the gas or stop, it’s probably your brake pads. Brake pads lose their density overtime, which results in the unpleasant metallic sound you hear when pressing on the brakes. This is called brake scrubbing.
  • If the sound you hear is piercing or rumbley, it could possibly be from your brake disc and calipers. For this, you’ll most likely need a brake pad replacement, as well as a rotor or disc replacement. This seems like a lot to repair at once, so if this is the case, check out our service specials before you book.
  • When you only hear grinding when you slam on the brakes, this could be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). This activates when you apply full force to the brakes, which results in grinding noise and vibrations.

Brakes Grinding When Driving

If you find that your brakes are groaning during your Dallas drives, chances are that it could be rocks and/or debris deflecting off of your caliper and rotor. You’ll want to get any debris removed as quickly as you can to prevent further internal damage to your vehicle. If you’re a handy person, this can be easily done by yourself (checking out our service tips may help), but it’s better to have a service center like ours at Momentum Alfa Romeo to get it done for you.

Book Your Next Service Appointment With Momentum Alfa Romeo

While your Alfa Romeo health is important, your safety is absolutely crucial as faulty brakes are extremely dangerous. Seek out the help you need by scheduling a service appointment with our team in Hurst. We’ll make sure you’re in and out at a reasonable time when you work with one of our expert technicians. See you soon!

 

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