Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Working On Brakes

‘Why are my brakes grinding?’ That’s the question most Dallas drivers are going to ask themselves should they ever notice a harsh metal-on-metal sound while they’re behind the wheel. There are plenty of reasons why your brakes might be grinding, and the solution can range from anything to replacing the brake pads to having your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) serviced.

A Bob Moore service center can lend a helping hand regardless of the cause, so we’ve put together a quick look at:

  • Reasons your brakes are grinding when stopping
  • Reasons your brakes are grinding when driving

Reasons for Brakes Grinding When Stopping

The first thing to consider is when your brakes make grinding noises. This will usually happen when you actually apply the brakes. If it does the next time you’re cruising around Tulsa, here are the most likely reasons:

  • Worn BrakePads: If you find your brakes grinding when stopping or slowing the vehicle, brake pads are probably to blame. They lose thickness over time, which will eventually create a grinding noise when the brakes are applied.
  • Problems with the Disc or Calipers: A noticeably sharp grinding noise usually means problems with the disc or calipers, especially when you also feel vibrations through the brake pedal.
  • Problems with the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Your ABS will be activated whenever full braking force is applied, so that system likely needs attention if grinding is only heard when the brake pedal has been fully depressed.

Reasons for Brakes Grinding When Driving

While grinding during braking is more common, you may also hear that sound while you’re cruising normally around Edmond. If so, it’s likely that rocks and other small pieces of debris are bouncing around the rotor and caliper.

You can remove that debris yourself if you have some experience with vehicles, but it’s best to schedule servicing so our expert technicians can handle the job on your behalf. It’s also smart to get this done without delay since such debris can lead to further damage.

Visit Your Nearest Bob Moore Service Center for Professional Brake Servicing

Brakes making grinding noise is never an issue to ignore, especially when the team at your local Bob Moore service center can fix most issues quickly and easily. For any further servicing tips and tricks or to find out about our latest new vehicle inventory, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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