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Worried About Your Squeaky Brakes?

A car’s brakes are one of the most important safety features it has

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 06/28/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Worried About Your Squeaky Brakes?

Worried About Your Squeaky Brakes?
Squeaky brakes are probably at the top of your list if car noises make you worry. A car’s brakes are one of the most important safety features it has. If you have worn and degraded brakes it can be extremely dangerous for you to be on the road.
Not sure what the issue is with your braking system? Below are several causes of squeaky brakes that can help you be able narrow down the issue.
Severe braking, humidity and dusty driving conditions can all cause brakes to squeak. 
Cold temperatures can also cause brakes to squeak, or if your vehicle has new brakes, it can be because they’re still a bit hard. Also, some kinds of brake pads are noisier than others. In other words, some degree of squeaking can be normal and may not be a cause for concern.
Although, there are times when squeaky brakes should raise a red flag. Squeaky brakes can also mean that your brake pads are worn down or that you need brake repair. Ignoring this type of squeaking can be very dangerous, as worn out brakes do not function the way they are intended to.
What Can You Do About Squeaky Brakes?
Don’t take unnecessary risks by not getting the brake repair your vehicle needs. There are some car repairs that can wait. Brake repair is not one of them 
To better figure out if your vehicle needs brake repair, listen to the kind of squeaking your car is making. Is it only occasional? Does it only happen on the coldest mornings? Did you recently have your brakes replaced? If so, then you probably don’t need brake repair.
Although, if the squeaking is constant and loud, you may require brake repair. Call and speak to one of the auto repair technicians at AAMCO Overland Park today, as it’s always a good idea to be sure.
 

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