Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

November 19th, 2018 by

Lifted Vehicle Brake Rotor Exposed

City driving involves frequent starting and stopping. So, Seattle drivers may wonder, “Why do my brakes squeak?” and, “Why are my brakes making a grinding noise?” At our Honda Service Center, we’re happy to help you out with brake service tips and tricks on your Honda Accord or Honda Civic. Learn about why your brakes are squeaking or making a grinding noise here at Honda of Kirkland.

Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Why Are My Brakes Making a Grinding Noise?

  • Worn Brake Pads – Brake pads will make noises when they wear down to closely to the rotors. This wear causes the metal surfaces to rub against one another. Failing to get worn brake pads replaced regularly may lead to replacing damaged rotors. Replacing damaged rotors is a more costly repair.
  • Poorly Constructed Brake Pads – If you chose aftermarket brake pads rather than OEM Honda brake pads, there is a chance your brake pads could damage your rotors, thus causing squeaking noises.
  • Weather Conditions – There’s a chance that your brakes are grinding – and thus making a squeaking noise – due to dusty, sandy, or humid climate conditions.
  • Objects Stuck Between Rotor and Caliper – If you’re driving around Lynnwood, and you happen to hear grinding or squeaking noises coming from your car’s brakes, there may be an object stuck between your Honda’s rotor or caliper.

How Much Does Brake Service Cost?

Brake repair service costs vary quite a bit depending on the types of repairs needed, the quality of parts used, and your Honda’s model and year. In general, though, you can expect to pay between around $200 to $700 for brake repairs per axle. Remember, the sooner you bring it in, the less expensive the repairs are likely to be!

Schedule Brake Service Near Seattle at Honda of Kirkland!

Of course, you should always check your Honda’s gauge cluster to see whether your vehicle needs brake service. If you notice a red “BRAKE” illuminated and take action right away, you can prevent major brakes issues from taking place in the future. Explore our service specials to see whether we have brake specials taking place. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us to get started.


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