Q: My drivers side back break grinds when I press the break. Do I need to replace my breaks

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When I break my brake sounds like it's grinding. Do I need to replace my breaks or is it a caliper replacement

My car has 114938 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Typically, the grinding sound indicates that the material on the brake pads has ground down to a minimal amount resulting in the grinding sound you are hearing. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at the brakes on your car to measure the thickness of the brake pads remaining, which will indicate whether or not they need to be replaced.

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