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

Is it safe to drive with a frozen caliper?

January 3rd, 2018 by

What is the caliper? The caliper is the part of the brake system that houses the pads and pistons. When you press the brake, the caliper squeezes the brake pads against the rotors bringing the car to a stop. If the caliper gets stuck or frozen, the brake pad can’t completely disengage from the surface