When driving your car, what would be the number one safety feature you'd want to work over anything else? Well, if it were me, I'd want it to be the brakes. It's a huge hazard to have an issue with your brakes since the brakes are how you stop the vehicle. In this article, we are answering some common questions about brakes and the common issues that can be affecting them. Let's check out the first Question.
1 Why do I hear grinding or Squealing?
You may hear a grinding noise after your car sits overnight, which usually goes away after a few Brake applications. This is caused by surface rust on the rotor and shouldn't cause any alarm. Heavy grinding can be caused by rust build-up where the pad doesn't meet the rotors or can also be caused by brake pads that have no lining causing the metal to ride on metal. Brake squeals can be caused by numerous reasons but typically are caused by brake pad vibration or a wear indicator hitting the rotor. Any consistent noise should be looked at by your trusted mechanic, as it could indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.
2 Why do my brakes feel spongy?
A big part of the braking system is the brake lines. If you have a leak or some other