Q: Brakes make squeaking sound

asked by on February 03, 2016

I hear a squeaking sound from brakes (sounds like metal on metal) when they get hot.

The brake pads on most vehicles are metallic type brake pads, and these may exhibit a metal grinding sound that may be normal. The brake pad could also be worn to make the same sound. The best recommendation is to have the brakes checked. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect the braking noise to determine what repairs should be performed.

Was this answer helpful?
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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Power steering intermittent

Hi there. Your vehicle is equipped with a variable power steering system that is affected by vehicle speed and other inputs, such as how the steering wheel is turned. If it suddenly was not working, it is because one of...

Rear end squeaking noise

Hello. It is possible that the axle bearings are causing the squeaking noise that you hear, but axle bearings usually make a roaring or humming noise. Another possibility is that the rear brakes are low and causing a squeaking noise...

What is the anti-lock brake self-test?

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) on your car is designed to conduct a self-test every time you crank the engine. During the test, the ABS light on the dash will turn on, and then should go out after a few...

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Line
Common signs include leaking brake fluid, corrosion, and the Brake Warning Light turning on.
How Long Does a Brake Drum Last?
The front and rear brakes on a car take a lot of abuse over time. On most older vehicles, the front brakes will...
What’s the Difference Between Drilled and Slotted Brakes?
Brake Brake rotors are a fundamental part of a vehicle’s braking system. They’re a simple system, but made up of many different parts. The driver applies the brakes by pressing on the brake pedal, which signals the rest of the...