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

January 10th, 2020 by

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?

December 20th, 2018 by

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

Metal on Metal: Deeper Damage

March 27th, 2018 by

As a part that’s under a lot of stress, your brakes will wear out over time. “Metal to metal” is the term used to describe brake pads or shoes that have worn through all of their friction material. When this happens, the metal backing of the pad or shoe rubs on the rotor or drum,

Frozen Calipers Cause Customer Concern

May 17th, 2016 by

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