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Q: Car making high-pitched metal noise.

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My car is making a high-pitched metal noise when driving, turning, and applying the brakes.

A: Either your brakes are grinding metal to me...

Either your brakes are grinding metal to metal from the pads are worn out or a pad broke. I recommend you do not drive it for safety sake, and get a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to come and check it out for you.

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