Just like any other noise from your vehicle, always make sure to notice what it is, and when it occurred. If the noise happens when you are doing something specific, it may mean one thing, and it may mean another at another time. If the noises from the brakes occur only when you apply the brakes, then a proper brake inspection is needed. If the noise occurs when you are driving or parked, it could mean an issue with another part, or a stone or pebble stuck in the brake system.
Any unusual noise should be taken seriously. It is also an indication to bring the vehicle in for an inspection. If the vehicle is starting to malfunction with the brakes, ignore the issue will only make it worse. It will also require an expensive repair bill when it is brought in. If the brake pedal is too hard or too soft when you apply it, there is also an issue. When the brakes are no longer as responsive as they once were, it is important to have them inspected by us. Besides how the brake pedal works, odd noises are also a cause to worry. A clinking or rattle can mean that the brake pads are starting to wear out. This should be inspected so that the brakes continue to work as efficiently as they should.
When the brakes make a grinding noise, it could mean that the brake rotor is having metal to metal contact with the caliper. As the brake pads wear, this noise can be more noticeable and occur more often. Sometimes the grind noise can happen if anything is obstructing the caliper. This not only happens when you apply the brakes, but also when you are driving. If the brakes make a screeching noise, you will want to schedule an appointment with us. Making sure the brakes are operating well will help improve the efficiency of the vehicle when you drive.