If you’re driving around Normal and you suddenly hear a grinding noise when you press down on the brake pedal, you’re probably naturally a little distressed. After all, your brakes are maybe the most important way of keeping you safe on the road, so any problem with them might be cause for concern.
If you’re asking yourself, “Why are my brakes grinding?”, there could be a few different causes. Not all of them are necessarily a big deal, but you still want to get the issue addressed and fixed as soon as possible. You might want to put off service or repair until a more convenient time, but the National Highway Safety Administration attributes faulty brakes as the cause of as many as 25% of all road accidents each year. If you hear your brakes making a grinding noise, you should bring your car to our service center right away. Our team has more information on the cause of brakes grinding while stopping or driving in the guide below.
If you press down on the brake pedal while driving and you notice your brakes grinding when stopping, here are the most common causes:
If you hear a grinding noise throughout your car when you’re driving on the Champaign roads, it’s probably related to small rocks and debris getting inside your brake system and bouncing off the caliper and rotor. This isn’t necessarily a problem at first, but if you don’t take care of it, the debris will start to cause more serious damage to the brakes. You can also try to remove the debris yourself if you have experience with cars, but it can get quite complicated if you haven’t done it before.
If you’ve noticed your brakes making a grinding noise and you want it taken care of, go ahead and schedule a service appointment, and we’ll get you back on the Decatur roads in no time! You can also contact our office with any questions, or stop by our dealership to talk to a member of our team in person.
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