Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

Have you noticed your brakes making a grinding noise during your drives around Fairmont? Malfunctioning brakes account for a significant portion of automobile accidents, so any issues with your brakes should be addressed by professionals immediately. Explore the possible reasons your brakes are grinding with the team at Dan Cava's Buick GMC below, then schedule an appointment at our service center in Bridgeport, WV.



Brakes Grinding When Driving

If you’re wondering, “Why are my brakes grinding when driving?”, it could be as simple as debris and rocks bouncing off the caliper and rotor. Still, addressing this issue as soon as possible is important to prevent further damage. If you are experienced with cars, you can try removing the debris yourself. Otherwise, you can bring your vehicle to our service center to have the grinding brakes repaired by our experts.

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

Do you primarily notice your brakes grinding when stopping on Morgantown and Grafton roads? Here are a few potential reasons you’re experiencing this:

  • Brake Pads: If you notice a grinding noise when stopping or slowing down, you may need to replace your brake pads.Your brake pads become thinner as they wear down over time, and as a result, you’ll start to hear a squealing sound (also known as “brake scrubbing”). As your brake pads wear further, that noise will become a grinding sound.
  • Brake Disc & Calipers: If you hear a sharper grinding noise or feel your pedal rumbling, this could be a result of your brake disc and calipers. This may prompt the need for both a brake pad replacement and disc or rotor replacement.
  • Anti-lock Braking System: If you hear your brakes making a grinding noise or feel vibrations in the pedal when fully applying the brakes, it may just be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) activating. 

Schedule Brake Service in Bridgeport Today

No matter what reason your brakes are making a grinding noise, you can count on our highly-trained technicians to resolve the issue quickly and efficiently. Check out our service specials, then schedule your appointment online. You can also give us a call at (304) 931-4650! We look forward to serving you. 


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