Q: My brakes squel even though I have recently replaced pads and rotors.

asked by on

I've had my front and rear brake pads and rotors changed. After about 30 days the brakes start to squel. I've even had pads cleaned but nothing helps.

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Sometimes inexpensive brake pads will squeal even when new. Something you can try is to use some anti-brake squeal spray or lube designed for the backing plates of the brake pads. These can help with the high frequency vibrations that cause the noise. The noise will usually go away once the new parts break in. If the problem persists, and you need to have this checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to inspect the noise and perform any needed repairs.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My brakes squel even though I have recently replaced pads and rotors.

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: When the ignition switch is left on ACC for a while, the car won't start

This is not an uncommon issue. Listening to the radio for 25 minutes with the car off is not a problem normally. But in this case, the most likely cause of this is either the ignition switch or the battery...

Q: Vibrating steering wheel, schreeching brakes

You may have hit a pot hole when you went off the road and damaged the tire internal cords. This will cause a wobble feeling. If the tire is okay, then your wheel weights may have been knocked off and...

Q: Nissan Altima dies when put into gear.

Hi Kristie. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically when you put the car in gear and it stalls, it’s caused by a fuel delivery problem; usually, a defective fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or a fuel filter installed backward in...

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...