Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake squeaking

asked by on

New front brake rotor and pad, squeaky noise when brake applied

My car has 89000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. More often than not, the squeaky...

Hi there.

More often than not, the squeaky noise on front brakes is causes by metal to metal grinding, as there is typically a small metal groove that let's owners know that the brake pads needs to be replaced. However, when the brakes are replaced, especially in your case when new rotor and pad was replaced, excess brake dust can cause a similar sound.

The best thing I'd recommend is to wash your wheels with soap and water, making sure to clean out all the excess brake dust from behind the wheels also. Let the car dry for a while and test drive to see if the squealing noise goes away once the car is up to operating temperature. If it doesn't, contact a local ASE certified mechanic who will diagnose the squealing noise, can test drive your car, and determine if something was not completed correctly during the brake job.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Left side radio buttons quit working

Hello there. This is not an uncommon issue. The most likely cause would be a failing radio or a power supply issue. When the radio begins to fail, it can either just stop working or it can decline slowly such...

Q: Issues with brakes

If your engine throttle stuck higher than normal then there should be a code stored in the computer. If there is no fault code stored then the problem would have to be verified by a mechanic to diagnose the problem....

Q: Disconnected 2ga wire from battery; rehooked, but warning light on

Hi, thanks for writing in about your 2006 BMW 740i. Disconnecting battery cables while the engine is running causes a voltage spike in the electrical system. Electronic control modules typically do not take this well! Sometimes this will damage some...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...