Why Are My Brakes Shaking/Squeaking?

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It’s important to deal with shaking or squeaking brakes as soon as possible, especially because the brakes on your vehicle are one of the most important parts of keeping you safe on Salinas roads. Potential reasons could be that there’s something wrong with your suspension, brake rotors, or brake pads. Luckily the service team at Victory Toyota has come up with a list of potential issues/solutions to your squeaking brakes, so contact us today if you have more questions!

Possibility 1: Suspension and Alignment Problems

The suspension or alignment of your vehicle could be a potential cause of shaking or squeaking brakes. Suspension components such as wheel bearings, ball joints, or tire rods can wear down over time, causing your vehicle to vibrate or shake when driving down a Watsonville road.

Possibility 2: Your Brake Pads Have Worn Down

Just like a car’s suspension, your brake pads can wear down with use. Worn out or damaged brake pads will cause a squeaking sound and create vibrations that you’ll feel through the brake pedal. Fortunately, brake pads are easily replaceable.

Possibility 3: Your Brake Rotors Are Warped

The most common cause of brake vibrations and squeaking is faulty brake rotors, which work in tandem with your brake pads. With time, braking wears thinner due to an aging rotor and can become prone to damage and warping due to heat. You can tell if you feel a quivering sensation in your brake pedals as you drive around Monterey.

Address Shaking/Squeaking When Braking at Victory Toyota

Due to there being multiple possible causes for this issue, it’s best to have a professional look at your vehicle for professional confirmation. However, now you’ll have a better idea of what to tell your mechanic now that you know the signs for each particular issue. You can schedule an auto service appointment with us in Seaside, and make sure to take advantage of our service specials to get the best value!

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