Q: Brake noise

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The brakes make noise when braking or coming to a stop.

Hi there! Noise when braking usually indicates that there is low friction material. There is a little noise maker that will begin to scrape the rotor when the pad level becomes low. This noise serves as an audible warning to the driver that the pads are becoming low. How quickly the noise is addressed will determine if the rotors can be reused or if they will need to be replaced entirely. I recommend that a technician, such as the ones at YourMechanic, inspect the braking system to determine which parts will be required to fix your braking concerns.

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