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Q: Brakes are squealing

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My brakes are squealing.

I would first recommend having a brake inspection performed by a certified technician. This inspection will include checking the brake pads, rotors, hoses, lines, calipers, master cylinder, fluid level, etc. Once the location of the squeal has been found, determine the damage that is done. It is possible that the pads could be improperly broken in or low quality and are causing the noise. It is also possible that the surface finish of the rotors could be causing this sound. Have parts replaced as necessary in order to correct this issue. Brakes are a very important system of the automobile so be sure that quality parts are installed by a quality technician.

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