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Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Adjusting Brake Pad


The sound of brakes grinding is a warning sign that you should not ignore. If you hear a metallic sound coming from your car brakes while driving in and around Brick, it could indicate that there is a serious problem with the braking system. The brakes are one of your car’s most important safety features, and the National Highway Safety Administration has found that faulty brakes could be a factor in as many as 25% of all road accidents. If you’re wondering, “Why do my brakes make noise?”, you’ll want to read on to learn about some of the common causes for brake grinding. Then you should schedule service at Honda of Toms River as soon as possible.

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

Are your brakes making grinding noise whenever you are slowing down or stopping? There are a few different things that can cause this:

  • If you hear the sound when stopping or slowing down, it could be a sign that your brake pads are worn down. Over time, brake pads lose their thickness and start to make a squealing sound. As the pads wear down further, you’ll hear a grinding noise instead, and you may experience the car shake when braking..
  • If you hear a sharper grinding noise, it could be coming from the brake discs and calipers. This will often also cause a rumble or vibration you’ll feel in your brake pedal. 
  • If you hear brakes grinding when stopping at full force, it could be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The ABS will activate if you jam on the brakes, and it can also cause vibrations in the pedal. 

Brakes Grinding When Driving

If your brakes are making a grinding noise during normal driving on the roads in and around Manahawkin, it could be rocks or other debris interfering with the caliper and rotor. This is easy to remedy, but it’s important to get it resolved quickly to prevent damage that can be more costly to repair. If you have some experience working on cars you can attempt to remove the debris yourself. If you’d prefer to have an expert take care of the issue, you can rely on the certified technicians in the Honda of Toms River Service Center.

Get Professional Brake Service at Honda of Toms River

Looking for an answer to the question “Why do my brakes make noise?” Find out with help from the service team at Honda of Toms River. Make sure to check out our current service specials and coupons to take advantage of some of the best deals in the Berkeley area. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Service Center.

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