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Certain symptoms tell you when to replace car brakes. The Brake Warning Light and squeaky brakes are common signs of worn out brake pads or rotors.
How to Diagnose and Repair Noisy Brakes
Squeaky car brakes are hard to drive with. If your car brakes are making noise, check the brake pads and brake rotors to see if they are worn down.

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How long it's safe to drive the car with the noise you have described just depends on exactly what part(s) is causing the noise. Some noises, while annoying, are essentially meaningless in terms of vehicle reliability or safety. But, admittedly,...
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Squeak / Grinding Sound only when moving 2013 Mercedes C250
Hi there - thanks for providing a sound sample! Noises are probably the hardest thing to diagnose, even when you can capture a recording like this. I suspect either the brake pad wear warning tab, or the driveshaft center bearing...
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This circumstance is not unusual and I suspect is often related to the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, once non-OEM parts and...
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Squeaky sound in the front end. 2014 Chrysler 200
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My car 02 neon and squeaks on while accelerateing
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having a couple of different issues. If the noise is related to engine speed, then it may be the drive belt or a pulley that is giving you issues. If...
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Car squeaks after CV joint replacement 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
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Struts or Compression Rods Maybe??? 2005 infiniti G35
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Whay would my 2012 VW squeak when i put it in 1st gear
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My 2013 BMW 528 seems to make a slight squeaky sound when i'm driving slow not fast.
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing is the control arm bushing are hard and need replaced. If you need further assistance with your control arm bushings, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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I hear a squeaking sound when I ride over bumps. Do I need to spray with wd40
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Weird dentist drill type noise from under hood after a cold start.
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Squeaking noise comes from wheels as it spins.
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Squeking sound on my left coilovers driverside
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Very loud and annoying squeaking
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v6 vq35 engine is making a Squeaky sound?
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2004 E320 Mercedes Benz squeaky Noise occassionally from left wheel area when driving over a bump or just driving. 2004 Mercedes E320
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Engine is making a Squeaky sound? 2007 Nissan 350Z
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Squeaking in the belt area
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