Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Ford Service - Brakes

Are your brakes making a grinding noise on your Birmingham commute? Are the brakes grinding when stopping, or while you’re driving? The most probable causes vary depending on which scenario you’re experiencing. Take a moment to learn about why your brakes are grinding. Then, schedule a service appointment at Tuscaloosa Ford for assistance!

Are Your Brakes Grinding When Stopping?

Why are your brakes grinding? It depends. If your brakes are making a grinding noise when braking on Bessemer streets, then these are the most likely causes:

  • If you’re slowing down, and you here your brakes squealing, it means that you need to replace your brake pads. There are metal pins inside your brake pads, and when the rubber on the pad wears down far enough, those pins will begin to squeal, indicating that your pads are running low on rubber. If you hear a grinding sound, it might mean that there’s little to no rubber left, and you’re at risk of damaging your rotors.
  • If the brake grinding noises you’re hearing are a bit sharper, it’s likely that your calipers are grinding against your brake rotors. This problem may also manifest as rumble in your pedal. This issue can require pad replacement and/or rotor replacement.
  • If you stomp on your brakes and hear your brakes grinding, it’s probably your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). In this case, you have nothing to worry about.

Are Your Brakes Grinding When Driving?

If your brakes are making a grinding noise while you drive around Centreville, it likely means that there’s debris trapped between your rotor and calipers. Removing the debris is a simple task, but if you do it yourself, it’s easy to damage your rotors, so we recommend you let our trained service technicians take care of this task. Our technicians can quickly identify why your brakes are grinding and resolve the issue for less than the competition.

Find Out Why Your Brakes Are Grinding Near Centreville

Now that you’ve read our primer on how to determine why your brakes are making a grinding noise, call the service department at Tuscaloosa Ford at 659-210-5649. And before you head over, take a moment to explore our site for other helpful reads, like our guide on how to reset a Ford code without a factory code.

 

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