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Why are my brakes squeaking?

Nothing can strike dread in a driver’s heart quite like the squeaking of brakes. Not all situations where your brakes are squeaking mean something is terribly wrong, but squeaking brakes are often the first sign that your brakes need to be replaced. Since your brakes are one of the most important safety mechanisms on your vehicle, ignoring the telltale squeak is not what we recommend. But, it’s important to remember that there are many reasons your brakes could be squeaking before you panic.

Moisture

This type of squeak usually occurs in the early morning hours or after a hard rain and should improve with time. If the squeaking doesn’t improve with time, schedule service with Lone Star Mitsubishi as soon as you can to ensure that you don’t need new brakes.

Rust

You can usually spot rust on your brakes with a visual inspection. If rust is the cause of the squeaking, removing it should help the noise. If it doesn’t, it’s time for a brake inspection at Lone Star Mitsubishi.

Hard Stops

Slamming on your brakes can produce a grinding or squealing sound. If you begin to hear the noise every time you stop or it gets especially loud, it’s a good idea to schedule service as soon as possible.

Cheaper Brakes

Brakes with high metal content may squeal from time to time. The noise comes from metal on metal. You can eliminate the noise by choosing different brakes next time they’re replaced. The experts at Lone Star Mitsubishi can help.

If you need help determining the cause of your brakes squeaking, schedule service with Lone Star Mitsubishi today. Your Mitsubishi can't last forever without proper maintenance. Work with our knowledgeable staff to ensure that your car keeps running smoothly for years to come.

When it comes to our customers, Lone Star Mitsubishi is dedicated to providing an excellent customer experience. We guarantee that we’ll treat you with courtesy and keep your brakes in the best shape possible to ensure the safety of you and your family.