If you are hearing a harsh or grinding noise when you brake to slow down and stop your car, it usually means the brake pads on your brakes have been worn out and need to be replaced. Without replacing the brake pads, the brake is making friction and contact with the rotor disc to part of the caliper. Replacing brake pads is a lot easier than replacing brakes and being able to stop your vehicle comfortable is one of the, if not THE, most important elements to safely drive a car, so making sure the health of your braking system is among the highest priority things you can do for the upkeep of your car and preventing bigger problems from happening to important car structure elements.
Another reason you could be hearing a harsh, grinding sound or something like it is that a foreign object has gotten into the caliper or integrated itself somewhere in the brake system which can also be serious and negatively impact your car’s ability to break, thus negatively impacting your safety on the road.
If you are having issues with brakes, brake pads, calipers, foreign objects stuck in the engine, manifold and anywhere else in the car, bring it to Smokey’s Auto Repair. Contact us here.