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Why are my brakes squeaking? Brake Service at V&F Auto

Noisy brakes can be an early indicator of a serious safety problem. In this article, we’ll help you understand why your brakes are squeaking and what you should do about it. Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your […]

Why are my brakes squeaking? | Brake Service at V&F Auto

Noisy brakes could indicate a serious safety problem. In this article, we’re setting out to answer the question: why are my brakes squeaking? Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your brakes wear so thin that the shim is […]

When should I get my brakes replaced?

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. Here are a few common signs that indicate when your brakes might need replacement: When your sensors send you an alert. All cars have […]

Frozen Calipers Cause Customer Concern

How Brake Calipers Work: Calipers are part of a disc brake system. A caliper squeezes the pads against both sides of the rotor when the brake is applied. When the driver’s foot presses on the brake pedal hydraulic pressure is generated and moves from the master cylinder to each brake caliper. Fluid pressure inside the caliper then […]