Why are My Brakes Grinding?

It’s no secret to Gastonia drivers that your vehicle’s brakes should be functioning at peak capacity at all times. It’s important to recognize problems and be able to answer a question like “Why are my brakes grinding?” with confidence, or know an expert who can help you right away. The service center at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet covers what to do if your brakes are grinding when stopping, how to react if your brakes are making a grinding noise, and more brake issues below!

Why are My Brakes Grinding When Stopping?

Are your brakes grinding when stopping? Brakes making grinding noise is never a pleasant sound to hear, and made all the worse if it’s accompanied by shaking. When it comes to brakes grinding when stopping, there could be a few culprits involved:

  • Brake Pads: These pads will wear down over time, producing a squeaking noise at first that eventually transforms into a grinding sound when they’re really worn out.
  • Brake Disc and Calipers: You have a problem with these parts if you hear a sharp brake grinding noise, usually accompanied by some shaking. Fix this by scheduling service in the Concord area.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System: This is the culprit if your brakes are grinding when you stop at full force. This system kicks in when you apply brakes fully.

It’s a good idea to get these fixed with a parts center that uses OEM parts, so you know your system is getting proper care!

Why are My Brakes Grinding When Driving?

If your brakes are making a grinding noise when you’re driving, it probably has a simpler cause than those outlined above: You’ve got dirt and debris in your calipers/rotors. Solve this problem quickly, as this could result in further complications. Find a Rock Hill, SC-area service center like Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet and ask us to take care of it! It’s usually a quick and simple process to remove the debris.

Get Expert Brake Service at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet

Whether your brakes are grinding or you just want some routine maintenance in the Charlotte area on your Chevrolet vehicle, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet has your back with regular service and parts specials including vital brake work. Reach out and contact us today with any questions about your brakes grinding or other brake issues.

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