Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

If you’ve been hearing the disturbing noise of metal on metal coming from your Chevy Silverado or another model, it might be your brakes making a grinding noise. If you wonder, “Why are my brakes grinding, and do I need to schedule service?” Larry Puckett Chevrolet is here to assist you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports to Prattville drivers that faulty brakes may cause up to 25% of all accidents. Read on to learn why your brakes are grinding when stopping, and then reach out to the service team to get your vehicle in for service.



Why Are Your Brakes Grinding When Stopping?

Your brakes are a comprehensive system of integrated components, so understanding the cause of brakes making grinding noise is often helpful when deciding which parts to order from the Larry Puckett Chevrolet parts center. If your brakes are making a grinding noise when stopping on your drives around Montgomery, there could be several issues, including:

  • Brake discs and calipers: If, when driving on Wetumpka streets, you hear a loud, sharp grinding noise coming from your brakes, it might be your brake discs and calipers.
  • Disc or rotors: If your brake pedal rumbles, you may need new discs or rotors.
  • Brake pads: If there is a grinding noise when pressing on the brake pedal, your brake pads are probably worn out and should be replaced.As brake pads age, they become thinner and start to squeal. This is called “brake scrubbing” and is intentionally designed to make that noise to remind you that it’s time for new brake pads.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): If your brakes are making a grinding noise when you are coming to a complete stop, it might be the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).

Brakes Making Grinding Noise While Driving

If your brakes are making a grinding noise while you are moving during your drives to Millbrook, it could be rocks or debris bouncing off the brake caliper or rotors. It’s a quick fix, but have it done immediately to prevent more significant damage. Our certified Chevrolet technicians will do the job right and quickly have you back on the road.

Trust the Larry Puckett Chevrolet Service Center Today!

Now that you know the answer to the question, “Why are my brakes grinding?” contact us at Larry Puckett Chevrolet for a repair quote. We are always happy to answer your questions and help, and we recommend reviewing our service specials to save you some money.


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