Why Are My Car Brakes Grinding?

Mechanic Working On Brakes


If you’re driving around and you begin to hear a metallic sound coming from your car, it’s possible your brakes are grinding. The question then becomes, “Why are my brakes grinding, and how do I get them fixed?” If your brakes are grinding when stopping, there could be an issue with your braking system, and this needs the attention of a factory-trained mechanic. Learn more about your brakes with the service experts at Land Rover West Chester.



Possible Reasons Your Car Brakes Make Grinding Noise When Stopping

When do you notice that your brakes are making grinding noises? If you begin noticing your brakes grinding when stopping, it could due to a few different reasons:

  • If you hear grinding noises when stopping or slowing down, your brake pads are most likely the issue. Remember, over time your brake pads lose their thickness and begin to make squealing noises known as “brake scrubbing.” As your pads wear down further, you’ll hear a grinding noise instead.
  • If it’s a sharper grinding noise that you hear, you may be hearing the brake disc and calipers. This could also cause your pedal to rumble. Contact our service center as a brake replacement or disc or rotor replacement may be needed.
  • If the brakes are making grinding noises when you’re stopping at full force, it may be your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Your ABS activates when you apply the full brakes, which could cause vibrations in the pedal.

Why Are My Brakes Grinding When Driving?

Are your brakes grinding while you’re driving throughout Philadelphia and Exton? This happens when rocks and debris bounce off of the rotor and caliper. It’s a fairly easy service, and while you could try to remove the debris yourself, it’s recommended you instead visit our service center to have a factory-trained technician handle the task.

Schedule Your Brake Service at Land Rover West Chester

If you have any questions about why your brakes are grinding, don’t hesitate to contact our service center. If you feel you need to have your car inspected, schedule your service appointment as soon as possible. Be sure to explore our service specials to make your visit more cost-friendly.


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