Q: Noise and burning smell from brakes

asked by on January 29, 2016

After having the front rotors and brake pads replaced, my car is making noise and there is a burning smell coming from brakes.

Hello. Brakes are one of the more important systems on the car, so they should be repaired sooner than later. Being that there are a few variables here I would say there are two options: 1) Take the vehicle back to the shop where the brake job was performed. 2) Get the aid of a mechanic who can inspect the brake system and provide a recommendation for repair.

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