Q: Why do my front brakes make a squealing sound?

asked by on

Why do my front brakes make a squealing sound?

Hearing a squealing from the front of the car when you press the brake pedal? Don’t worry – it’s normal. Nissan pads (and most of those used by other automakers out there) come with a metal tab that’s designed to lightly contact the brake rotor and make a squealing sound when the pad material gets low. That’s your sign it’s time to have your brake pads replaced and possibly have your rotors resurfaced. If you’re hearing this sound, have your pads checked soon.

Tip

It’s normal to have some brake noise (squeaking and the like) from good brake pads, so make sure you know the difference between normal operation and the wear indicator striking the rotor.

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. Why do my front brakes make a squealing sound?

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: Q: Car Won't Start

I would first recommend determining what trouble codes are stored in your vehicles computer. This may help to determine while your vehicle is not starting. It is also possible that you could have a faulty starter. Many times when the...

Q: Q: Hello

If you are inquiring about a warranty on a YourMechanic repair, a basic 12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) warranty applies, subject to certain conditions. If any defects in workmanship arise within that period, we will work with you to resolve the...

Q: Q: What does the park brake engaged warning mean in the message center?

Your car’s message center can provide you with a lot of important information about the various systems on your car, their condition, and more. If you see a warning message that says “Park brake engaged,” it most likely means that...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.