Your vehicle’s brake system has one job – to stop your vehicle.
One thing you can do as a vehicle owner is to better understand the different moving parts that make up your brake system. When you step on your brake pedal, the brake pads create friction; in turn, the brake rotor disperses heat throughout the vehicle to keep the brakes themselves from overheating. Both are essential to the proper functioning of your braking system.
Before going off the road, you must inspect your vehicle’s brake. Brake maintenance is important in helping ensure the safety of you and your passengers. If your brakes are making a squealing sound, that may be a sign that you need brake service immediately.
Many brake pads today have a built-in metal component that creates a slight squeal. The squeal increases in volume over time to alert you of the need for service. If you begin to hear a loud squeal, make sure to bring your vehicle to Huff’s automotive for a full-point inspection.