Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

There comes a time when every driver near Hutchinson may ask, “Why are my brakes grinding?” At Allen Samuels Auto Group, we understand that brake grinding can be scary. Therefore, we explain what may cause brakes to grind. We recommend NEVER delaying getting your brakes looked after, as brake grinding can signify that the braking system needs service or repair. 

Our service department can diagnose brakes making a grinding noise, brakes grinding when stopping, and more. Make a service appointment with us today! In the meantime, let’s review. 

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

If your brakes are grinding when stopping, there could be a few reasons as to why:

  • Brake Pads: Grinding brakes when stopping could mean that your vehicle’s brake pads have lost their thickness, which causes that squealing noise. The more car brakes break down, also known as “brake scrubbing,” the more noise they make.
  • Brake Disc & Calipers: If you hear a sharper tone when your brakes are grinding and a possible vibration in your brake pad, this means that it is likely your brake disc or calipers. Your car may need a brake pad, disc, or rotor replacement.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): If brakes are grinding when stopping at a complete stop, it could be the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS.) You may also feel a shaking in your brake pedal.

Brakes Grinding When Driving

Although brakes are more known for grinding when stopping, they too can grind when driving. When brakes are grinding while driving on Aransas Pass roads, it could be rocks or debris ricocheting off the caliper or rotor. You want to get your vehicle looked after since a minor issue can quickly turn into a bigger problem.

Please schedule an appointment with us to find out the cause and have us take action to fix the issue. If you know what is causing the grinding sound and have experience with cars, look at our parts department. If you are in the market for a new car, we encourage you to peek at our new vehicle inventory to find the vehicle right for you. 

Schedule Your Service at Allen Samuels Auto Group

No matter how big or small the job, our service team helps you get back on the road promptly. Our concern is keeping you safe when behind the wheel. Therefore, we take your brakes grinding very seriously. Allen Samuels Auto Group is only a short drive from Aransas Pass in Waco, so contact us today!

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