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Q: Brakes make grinding sound

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My brakes are making a squeaking and grinding sound when they are hot.

A: The brake pads on most vehicles are metalli...

The brake pads on most vehicles are metallic type brake pads and may exhibit a metal grinding sound that may be normal or the brake pad being worn can make the same sound. The best recommendation is to have the brake system checked. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect the vehicle’s braking noise to see what repairs are needed.

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