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.

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

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: pls my Honda gear will not enter park its stiff

Hello. Thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues. The first thing you want to check is that there are not objects in the way of the shifter. This may seem redundant, but even...

Q: Des getting a new ignition mean you have to get a new key?

If you are needing to replace the ignition lock cylinder where you put your key in to start the car, then yes a new key is typically provided with the lock cylinder. Sometimes programming of the key is necessary for...

Q: Hey Alfredo, I want to ask, what does it mean if you start your car on cold start in the morning and it makes this tapping noise b

This can be caused by a few different issues. Firstly, I would ensure that when you are getting your oil changed that the correct viscosity of oil is being used. Secondly, I would check the oil level to ensure that...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
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...