Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My brakes and rotor are getting really hot on passenger side front is it still safe to drive it like that

asked by on

When im driveing my car and i press the brake it makes a grinding sound and the rotor gets really hot i was just asking is it still safe to drive it the sound is in the front of the car on passenger side front

Without knowing the vehicle make and model, it sounds like you have worn out brake pads, rotors, and possibly a brake caliper. I would not recommend driving it much after you heard the noise start. You can cause more damage to other parts while driving it with brakes grinding.

A quick brake and safety inspection can give you a better idea of the cause, and the best path to repair.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • My brakes and rotor are getting really hot on passenger side front is it still safe to drive it like that

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

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...