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Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Working On Brakes

If you notice a metallic sound coming from your car while on your Centerville drives, you might be wondering: “Why are my brakes grinding and how can I make it stop?” Brakes making grinding noises indicate there can be a problem with the overall braking system that needs attention. In fact, the National Highway Safety Administration has found that faulty brakes could be a factor in as many as 25% of all road accidents so never put this issue off. Learn more about what causes brakes grinding when stopping and more from the team at Voss Hyundai!

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

First, it’s crucial to understand when do you notice your brakes making grinding noises? You may notice your brakes grinding when stopping, which can be attributed to several things such as:

  • If you hear the sound when stopping or slowing down, your brake pads are probably the culprit. But over time, brake pads lose their thickness and start to make a squealing noise – known as “brake scrubbing.” As the pads wear down further, you’ll hear a grinding noise instead.
  • If you hear a sharper grinding noise, it could be the sound of your brake disc and calipers. This may also cause a rumble in your pedal. This may require a brake pad replacement, but also disc or rotor replacement.
  • If you hear brakes grinding when stopping at full force, it could be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Your ABS will activate if you apply the full brakes, and it may even cause vibrations in the pedal. 

Brakes Grinding When Driving

Another reason brakes are making a grinding noise is due to rocks and debris bouncing off the caliper and rotor which can accumulate over time and cause damage to your overall system. Our team can easily clean this out for you and get you back on Kettering and Miamisburg roads in no time. 

Schedule Your Service with Voss Hyundai

Now that you know more about brakes making grinding noises, you’ll be better prepared for your Miamisburg and Kettering travels. Find more auto service tips and tricks at Voss Hyundai and then see how you can save with our service specials and coupons. You can even shop OEM parts for sale online from home. Contact us today for more details on brakes grinding and to schedule an appointment at our dealership here in Dayton! 

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