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Why Are My Brakes Squeaking? A Road Safety Reminder.

Road accidents can catch us off guard and possibly cause serious harm. Brakes that are operating at 100% are a life line when traveling,  so if your brakes are making squeaking noises and you choose not to have them checked by a qualified auto mechanic, you may be at risk. Brakes are undeniably one of the most important safety features of automobiles so it is vital to have them working properly in times when you need them most.

Squeaky brakes or the lack of brake fluid are just some factors that can cause problems. All of these can panic a seasoned driver as well as a newbie at a moment’s notice. While some brake noise is normal, loud and persistent squeaking requires a visit to the mechanic.  Here are some DIY road safety tips that you can easily do to fix the noise problem:

– Apply dampening paste or milk spray on the brake pads.
– Replace any shims or clips that are loose.
– Check the brake rotor or drum for grooving or wear.
– Check for loose parts and replace if necessary.
– Use sand paper, resurface the rotors.
– Use high quality brake pads.

With the options above, it is still highly advisable that you let a professional check your brakes out first. They can provide you with expert advice and quality service that you need. A professional auto mechanic can also help differentiate between squeaking that indicates a problem, and squeaking that is normal. However, when brakes are near to going bad, they are designed to make noise which is a clear and early sign that they need replacement.

Questions about squeaking brakes? Give Autotailor a call today at (970) 353-3401.

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