Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brakes squeal very loudly

asked by on

The brakes in my vehicle were replaced. Two months after that, they started to infrequently squeal. Since it was infrequent, I tolerated it. But three months after that, the sound did become unbearable. I took it to the dealership and they said that the brakes needed cleaning. A week after they were cleaned, the squealing returned. Four more times I took my car to the dealer. The squeaking did not go away. The last time I went they told me that the pads and rotors had been replaced on all four brakes. I go again next week for an appointment and I’ll be talking to the manager of the repair department. Please tell me specifically what I should ask him.

Hello. When the brakes are done on this vehicle, the brake pads and rotors must be replaced together. If they replaced both, then they either did not install them properly or they used defective parts. It is also important that the brake components be properly lubricated to ensure that everything moves freely, otherwise the brakes will get too hot. Heat is what causes this noise to occur. They also should have advised you of a break in period, which means that you need to take it easy on the brakes for the first 500 miles to prevent glazing. Being that the brakes were recently done, you should take it back to the dealer and they should replace them again at no charge.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Q: Water pump is squealing

The water pump may be the cause, but it may also be the tensioner and pulley. The belt would need to be removed, and water pump pulley, as well as all other pulleys, checked for binding or problems. I recommend...

Q: How much would a transmition overhaul cost?

Hi there. Today's transmissions and drive systems are much different than in years past. The 'overhauling' a transmission repair is typically the last resort and often not the solution to resolve the actual problem. In most cases, tire spinning from...

Q: air conditioner not blowing well

This vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter that filters the air coming into passenger compartment. The filter blocks debris, and in time restricts the air flow. It requires replacement at least once a year. Another possibly could be...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.