Help! Why are My Brakes Shaking and Squeaking?

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It’s not a nice feeling to be driving down a Whittier street when you realize that your brakes are shaking or squealing. Why are they doing that? The experts in our Service Center can tell you exactly what the problem is. If you’re wondering, “Why are my brakes shaking and squealing?”, read below.

Why Are My Brakes Shaking or Squeaking? Possible Reasons

We want everyone to be safe on our Los Angeles roads. That’s why we recommend that our customers get their brakes checked as soon as they notice an issue. Here are the things we look at:

  • Brake PadsBrake pads cause a squeal when they wear down. This is designed to alert the driver that they need to be replaced.
  • Brake Rotors – Sometimes that shaking you’re feeling is the result of a worn brake rotor that needs to be replaced.
  • Brake Shoes – Do you have an older vehicle? Then its brakes may be equipped with shoes instead of pads and rotors. Shoes also wear out and eventually need to be replaced.
  • Brake Drums – Brake drums are another brake component that can get worn and need to be replaced.
  • Tires – The problem may not be your brakes at all. It could be that one or more of your tires is either not aligned correctly or is reaching the end of its life.
  • Wheel Bearings – Wheel bearings can be another culprit. They can get dirt and grit in them or just wear out.
  • Suspension components – Worn shocks, struts, and other parts of your car’s suspension could be the cause of the issue.

Trust Your Car to the Pros at Ocean Honda of Whittier

Putting off getting your brakes fixed can be dangerous. Let our professionally trained technicians look at them as soon as you notice an issue. We’ll figure out the issue and get you back on the road in no time. You can even schedule an appointment with us online if you prefer. We’re right down the road from West Covina and Corona, so contact us today or just bring your car in and ask our experts, “Why are my brakes shaking and squeaking?”


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