Why are My Brakes Grinding?

 Ford Service - Brakes


Why are my brakes grinding? It’s a question we receive frequently at the Genesis of South St. Louis County service center. If your brakes are making a grinding noise around South County, you may be wondering if it is cause for concern. In some cases, it can be a sign your vehicle needs service. 

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), faulty brakes could be a factor in as many as 25% of all road accidents. Because your vehicle’s brake system is essential for safe driving in Oakville and beyond, we recommend bringing your vehicle in for service if your brakes are grinding when stopping or driving. 

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

If your brakes are grinding when stopping, there are a few potential causes of this issue. 

  • Do you notice the sound when stopping or slowing down? The issue likely stems from your brake pads, which wear down over time. At first, you’ll hear a squealing noise, and as the brake pads wear down further, you’ll start to hear a grinding noise. 
  • Do you hear a sharper grinding noise? This could be caused by the brake disc and calipers. You may also experience a rumble in your pedal. Your brake pads may need to be replaced along with the discs or rotors. Our parts department has everything you need. 
  • If your brakes make a grinding noise only when stopping at full force, it could simply be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). 

Brakes Grinding When Driving

Why are my brakes grinding when driving around Fenton? The sound could just be rocks and debris bouncing off the caliper and rotor. While it is easy to resolve this issue, you should address it promptly to prevent further damage.

Schedule Service at Genesis of South St. Louis County

If your brakes are making a grinding noise, we encourage you to set up an appointment with us. Our experts can inspect your brake system to make sure everything is in working order. Prompt attention can prevent more significant damage down the road, saving you time and money. If you have any questions about brake service, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are happy to share our service tips with you and get your vehicle running smoothly in no time. 

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