Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: when i release my brake pedal, i get a fairly loud squeak

asked by on

it is only when I release the brake pedal

My car has 155000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: The issue you’re describing is s...

Hi there:

The issue you’re describing is sometimes caused by excess brake dust that causes the brake pads to stick slightly once applied. When you release the brake pedal, the pads are released by sometimes the dust will create a squeaking noise. However, in some instances this noise is an indicator of brake pads that are starting to wear out or issues with the ABS system as well. If you spray out your wheels at a car wash and if this issue continues, to be certain, you might want to have a local professional mechanic complete a brakes are squeaking inspection.

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!

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: My battery seems to die down when it is too cold

You should have the battery tested to see if it has enough cold cranking amperes to keep enough charge when it gets cold outside. If the battery is more than a couple years old then it may just need replaced....

Q: Timing they redone the engine so they are failing to start it because of wrong timing

Hi there: We're not quite clear as to what you're asking, however, if you're wondering how to adjust ignition timing on a 1994 Honda Civic, this article could help.

Q: Power steering light goes off randomly but turns of immediately

This is a common symptom of an electronic power steering system. In most cases, the sensors that monitor this system become clogged with dirt and debris and can cause the light to illuminate occasionally as you've described. However, if driving...

Related articles

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.