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Why Are My Brakes Shaking/Squeaking?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors


There are various reasons your brakes might be shaking or squeaking, therefore, it’s important to get your vehicle looked at to help you answer the question, “why are my brakes shaking/squealing?” Your vehicle’s brakes are one of its most important components, as they help keep both you and others safe around Toledo. It could be caused by a number of factors, including brake pads, rotors, or suspension. Read on to answer the question “why are my brakes shaking/squealing with the experts at Victory Honda Monroe. For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!

Possibility 1: Warped Brake Rotors

The brake rotors on your car work with the brake pads to slow down and stop the wheels. Therefore, if your brake rotors are warped, this could cause shaking and squeaking while braking. Brake rotors might become warped due to the age of the rotors and driving habits, as each time you brake, the rotors become thinner. If they get too thin, they could become damaged and start to warp.

If your shaking/squeaking is caused by warped brake rotors, you’ll feel the peda; shake. This is due to the brake pads slipping, which can be dangerous while driving around Detroit. 

Possibility 2: Brake Pads Are Worn 

Similar to your brake rotors, brake pads will also wear down with frequent use. If your brake pads are worn, warped, or damaged, you could hear a loud squeaking sound and the brake pedal might vibrate. Not to worry though, as it’s quite easy to replace a brake pad. 

Possibility 3: Suspension or Alignment Issues

If the rotors and brake pads aren’t causing the issues, it could be either a suspension or alignment issue. Parts of the suspension such as the wheel bearings, ball joints, and tie rods wear out over time, which could negatively affect your braking. If suspension or alignment issues are present, the vehicle will vibrate or shake, especially while turning. 

Learn More About Braking Issues at Victory Honda Monroe!

Now that you know the answer to the question, “why are my brakes shaking/squealing?”, come stop by Victory Honda Monroe to schedule an appointment for service. Our expert service center can help you fix your brake issues and get you back on the road safely. Be sure to take advantage of our service specials to save big near Taylor!

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