Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Whether it’s from natural wear over time or from an accident, brake grinding is a common issue. When you start to hear your brakes making noise, don’t hesitate to schedule car service at Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.

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If your brakes are grinding, diagnosing the problem as soon as possible is extremely important. In case you need a reason to care about brake maintenance, the National Highway Safety Administration has found that faulty brakes are a potential factor in as many as 25% of all road accidents. Thus, if you experience any brake issues, it’s best to schedule service ASAP. With that said, let’s investigate some common causes for grinding brakes below.

My Brakes are Grinding When Stopping

Notice your brakes making grinding noises? If you notice your brakes grinding specifically while you’re engaging them (stopping), there could be several reasons for this. Though they vary in severity, none of these warning signs should be ignored:

  • Over time, your brake pads can lose thickness and start to become less effective. If you wait long enough, you’ll begin to hear a metal-on-metal screeching sound called “brake scrubbing.” But before this point is reached, you’ll likely just hear a grinding noise, and you may notice a brake dash light illuminate, letting you know it’s time for new brake pads. Do not ignore these noises or this light. Contact our service team.
  • If you hear a sharper grinding noise, 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. This is more serious than the sound that is associated with needing new pads.
  • If you hear brakes grinding when stopping solely at full force or in rough road conditions, it could be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) that’s the culprit. Your ABS will activate if you apply the full brakes in certain conditions, and it will usually also cause vibrations in the brake pedal, which is normal.

My Brakes are Grinding When Driving

Have you noticed your brakes grinding while driving around Coon Rapids or Maple Grove? Often, this sound simply relates to debris such as small rocks bouncing off the caliper and/or rotor of your brakes. Though remedying this is simple, you’ll want to get it taken care of quickly before major damage occurs, costing you hundreds of dollars or more. Our service department can help with all of your brake maintenance & repair needs in Brooklyn Park!

Schedule Brake Service & Repairs with Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Now that you know more context to the question “Why are my brakes grinding?” and some of the common answers, we invite you to take the next step in diagnosing and repairing your vehicle’s brakes, tires, or other components by calling 763-292-3407 now to book a service appointment. Remember, our service center is the place to go for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle. We can take care of your brake and tire needs with things like brake system diagnostics as well as complimentary tire & alignment checks! To schedule your next service appointment now, or visit us with no prior appointment needed for express lane brake service!

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