Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Working On Brakes


As the most important safety feature on your drives around Harlingen, it can be jarring when you hear unexpected noises from your brakes. Your next search is likely, “Why are my brakes grinding and how can I make it stop?”

While there can be a number of reasons why your brakes are making a grinding noise, it’s essential that you schedule service as soon as possible. While it’s easy to put off brake repairs, it’s important to keep in mind that the National Highway Safety Administration notes faulty brakes as a leading factor in as many as 25% of all road accidents.

Explore some of the reasons why your brakes are grinding when stopping or driving below, and easily schedule brake service online with Boggus Tipton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Brake Noise When Stopping

If you’re serene commutes around McAllen are disrupted by the noise of your brakes grinding when stopping, it could be the result of a couple of issues:

  • When your brakes are grinding as you come to a stop, it’s likely that your brake pads are the issue as it’s natural for the pads to lose thickness over time. At first, you may notice a squealing noise known as “brake scrubbing,” however, as they continue to lose thickness, the grinding noise becomes more noticeable.
  • A sharper brake grinding noise paired with a rumble in your pedal can hint at an issue with your brake disc and calipers. Getting your vehicle in order may require a brake pad replacement as well as a disc or rotor replacement.
  • If your brakes are grinding when stopping at full force, the problem could lie with your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). As the system activates when you apply full brakes, you may feel vibrations in the pedal.

Why Are My Brakes Grinding While Driving?

At times, your brakes make a grinding noise while riding on South Padre Island streets. The raucous noise could simply be rocks and debris bouncing off the caliper and rotor. While this can be fixed by hand if you’re experienced with cars, it can also be resolved with quick service at our service department. Whichever solution you prefer, it’s important to remove the debris quickly to ensure it doesn’t develop into a larger problem.

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