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Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Brakes are one of the key components in a vehicle’s safety and performance. But, like any other vehicle component, it suffers from wear and tear which can lead to damages if not repaired. When brakes are making grinding noises, it can indicate many things that you should be aware of and act quickly to repair.

If your brakes are grinding when stopping, you should service your vehicle with our expert technicians at Hendrick Kia of Cary. They know how to properly fix or replace your brakes so you can feel reassured when you get back out onto the Raleigh roads. If you’re not sure why are your brakes grinding, use this helpful guide to determine if you do have an issue that needs to be resolved. Contact us or schedule an appointment with our service department for maintenance.

Causes of Brakes Grinding When Stopping

There can be several causes as to why your brakes are grinding when pressing down on the brake pedal. Some of those reasons are:

  • Over time, brake pads lose their thickness and start to make a squealing noise – known as “brake scrubbing.” As the pads wear down further, you’ll hear a grinding noise instead.
  • It could be the sound of your brake disc and calipers. This may also cause a rumble in your pedal. This may require a brake pad replacement, but also disc or rotor replacement.
  • It could also be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Your ABS will activate if you apply the full brakes, and it may even cause vibrations in the pedal.

Grinding Brakes While Driving

Now, if your brakes are making grinding noise while driving, you could be looking at a serious problem. This can indicate that your brake’s lining is worn through and the steel rotor is rubbing against metallic brake pad baking. That’s why the brakes are making grinding noise. If you’re hearing this, get your car to our Durham-area service center immediately because if metal brake pad backing is damaged due to the grinding, the replacement is costly!

Service your Vehicle at Hendrick Kia of Cary!

If you’re wondering why are my brakes grinding or why my brakes are grinding when stopping, get the problem resolved at our Apex-area dealership service center. Our experts can get to the root of why your brakes are grinding. Contact us or schedule an appointment with our service center and we’ll get your vehicle repaired in no time! Our dealership also offers many incentives and plans to help you pay for your repairs on your time, learn more!

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