Brake Repair

Brake Repair in Opp, Alabama

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Why Are My Brakes Making that Noise?

Have you heard a squealing or grinding noise coming from your car when you press the brake pedal? Those noises can mean something is going on with your brake pads. The squealing noise often comes from worn brake pads. Brake pads are made with a layer of metal fibers or threads just below the minimum depth of the brake pad. When you hear the squealing, you hear the metal threads rubbing against the rotors. The noise is a sign it’s time to bring your vehicle to Techway Automotive in Opp, AL, for a brake inspection or repair. Our ASE-Certified technicians will inspect your brake system and let you know if you need to replace brake pads or have your rotors turned or replaced based on their inspection. If you’re hearing a grinding noise when you press your brake pedal, the situation is slightly direr than the one behind a squealing noise. The grinding noise is often caused by the metal calipers that normally hold your brake pads rubbing directly against the rotor with no brake pad remaining. Continuing to brake under these conditions can lead to catastrophic brake failure that might lead to a collision. If your brakes are grinding, it’s time to bring your car to the Techway Automotive team for brake repair.