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4 Signs Your Car Needs a Brake Repair

4 Signs Your Car Needs a Brake Repair

1. Strange Noises Squeaking and Squealing If you hear high-pitched squeaking or squealing noises when you apply your brakes, it might be a sign that your brake pads are worn down. Over time, brake pads can become thin and create a loud, unpleasant noise as they come into contact with the rotor. It's important to get these replaced before they cause further damage. Grinding Sounds Grinding sounds are usually a more serious indication of brake issues. It could mean that your brake pads have worn down completely, and now the metal caliper and the rotor are rubbing against each other. This can cause severe damage to your braking system and can be dangerous. 2. Poor Performance Longer Stopping Distance If you've noticed that it takes longer for your car to come to a complete stop, it may be time for a repair. As brake components wear out, they can become less effective at slowing down your vehicle. Don't ignore this sign, as it can lead t ... read more