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Why Are My Brakes Shaking/Squeaking?

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Are you wondering, “Why are my brakes shaking/squeaking?” Shaking or squeaking brakes can happen for a variety of reasons, so you might have to talk to a certified technician to understand why that is happening. The brakes of your vehicle are one of the most important parts of keeping you safe on Toledo, so it’s imperative to deal with the problem as soon as possible. It could be something wrong with your brake rotors, brake pads, or with your suspension. Keep reading to find out more from the service team at Victory Honda of Sandusky. 

Possibility 1: Warped Brake Rotors

Your brake rotors work in conjunction with your brake pads to stop your wheels, therefore increasing the risk of harm while driving. A damaged or warped brake rotor is the most common reason for shaking or squeaking when braking. This is because rotors age over time, and braking wears them thinner and thinner. When they become too thin, they can be prone to damage, and heat during braking can warp them. If you have warped brake rotors, you’ll feel a vibrating sensation in your brake pedal. This is caused by your brake pads slipping as you brake around Elyria. 

Possibility 2: Worn Down Brake Pads

Similar to the brake rotors, your brake pads wear down over time as well. When brake pads are worn, damaged, or warped, you’ll hear a squeaking sound along with quivering you’ll feel through the brake pedal. Visit us to have this taken care of as brake pads can be easily replaced. 

Possibility 3: Suspension and Alignment Issues

The last possibility for shaking or squeaking when braking is a problem with your suspension or with the alignment of your vehicle. Over time, suspension components such as ball joints, wheel bearings, or tie rods wear out. This impacts your braking and can cause your vehicle to vibrate or shake when braking during a turn on a Lorain road. 

Fix Shaking/Squeaking When Braking at Victory Honda of Sandusky

If your vehicle is shaking or squeaking when you brake, the next obvious question is, “Why are my brakes shaking/squeaking?” Because there are a variety of root causes, we suggest you speak with a professional mechanic at Victory Honda of Sandusky to diagnose the problem accurately and provide a reasonable solution. Feel free to contact us today so you can get back to driving safely on the Sandusky roads!

 

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