Why are my brakes squeaking?

Anyone who has been around cars knows the dreaded squeal of brakes gone bad. What many drivers may not know is that the squeak doesn't always mean you need a change of brakes. In fact, some of the reasons for squeaking brakes are quite harmless. Still, it's important to have any persistent squealing checked out by a qualified professional like the service technicians at Cuero Dodge in Cuero.

Here are a few reasons your brakes could be squeaking:

  • Moisture: This type of squealing is harmless and usually occurs first thing in the morning from dew or after a hard rain. If the squeaking brakes quiet down throughout the day, you probably have nothing to worry about.
  • Thin Brake Pads: This type of squeaking is a warning squeak. It's designed to let drivers know that their brakes need servicing as soon as possible. If the squeak is persistent and you find yourself having to press harder and harder on the brake pedal to stop, schedule service with Cuero Dodge's service department as soon as possible.
  • Cheap brakes: Brakes with a higher metal content can squeak periodically.
The only way to know for sure that there's not a problem is to bring your vehicle into the experts at Cuero Dodge for an evaluation. We'll always be honest with you and talk you through what's needed to quiet your brakes and keep you safe. This isn't an exhaustive list of reasons, and all persistent squeaking should be inspected by a professional.

At Cuero Dodge, we're proud to offer a state-of-the-art service department. Our staff has certified training, and the dealership offers flexible hours to fit your schedule. Drop off your car for service or choose to wait in our comfortable service waiting area while we inspect your brakes. To get your appointment on the books call, 361-524-6013 or schedule an appointment online today. We look forward to working with you.

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Cuero Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

2212 US Hwy 183 North
Directions Cuero, TX 77954-6225

  • Sales: (361) 520-4854
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