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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 grinding?

If you hear a noise from your brakes, you should make an appointment to come in right away—instead of turning up the radio to drown out the noise. Here’s why: What causes brakes to make a “grinding” sound? There are 2 major causes of brake grinding. If the grinding sound occurs when you press on […]

How often should I get my brakes serviced?

Getting your brakes serviced is an important part of regular maintenance. 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. Factor #1: Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it […]

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

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. These simple tricks and tips can help you maximize the life of your braking system—from the brake pads to the brake lines—and help keep […]

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 […]

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

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. In our last article, we talked about how to tell if your brakes are leaking but there are countless ways to prevent this from […]