Grinding Noise from Brakes



As you make your way around Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, do you notice a loud, grinding noise from your car’s brakes? Since brakes play a vital role in your safe arrival, it’s important to address this noise as quickly as possible.

To help you learn more, the team at Jaguar Baton Rouge has created this guide on brake sounds. Let’s get started! Schedule a service appointment when you’re ready.

Grinding Noise from Brakes

Quick Overview of Your Car’s Braking System

Each time you press on the brake pedal, a series of hidden events occurs to bring your vehicle to a stop. While there are several components that make up the brake system, there are three parts that work in tandem, each of which could contribute to a grinding noise from the brakes:

  • Caliper: This part is activated by the brake fluid and tightens.
  • Brake pad: Held in place by the caliper, this part is squeezed to apply pressure.
  • Rotor: Friction is created when the brake pad is pressed against this part and creates the energy necessary to bring your vehicle to a stop.

Now that you have a better idea of how your car’s brakes work, let’s explore a few reasons why you may hear a grinding sound from them.

Reasons You Hear Grinding Noise from Brakes

There are several reasons that could cause a grinding sound from the brakes. Here are a few of the most common reasons:

  • Worn brake pads: With its main role to create friction, it’s expected that brake pads will encounter routine wear and tear. Since this is a component of ownership, brake pads are made with a built-in wear indicator to let you know when the pads have worn too thin.
  • Build up of dew: If the grinding sound only occurs in the morning, it’s possible that the source could be a build up of dew and rust that occurs overnight. This grinding sound is created when these materials are scraped off the rotor and should end within a minute or two.
  • Installation issue: Improperly lubricated calipers could create a grinding sound since the caliper can “stick” and drag against the rotor.

If you hear a grinding noise from the brakes that persists longer than a minute you should schedule a service appointment. Worn brake pads, improperly lubricated parts, and even broken parts are common reasons from brake sounds, all of which can lead to decreased braking ability.

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How Our Technicians Can Help

Since there are so many different reasons why you may hear a grinding noise from the brakes, it’s important to schedule a service appointment right away. This can help reduce the possibility of there being additional services and potentially extensive repairs down the road.

Our on-site service center is staffed by a team of certified technicians. This means that they’ve undergone extensive training and have years of experience under their belts which can lead to the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of your car’s brakes sooner than imagined.

Use our online request form to schedule a brake repair at the time that’s most convenient.

Schedule a Service Appointment Today

Now that you know more about the reasons why your car’s brakes make a grinding noise, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our team. Thanks to their knowledge and expertise, our technicians can help you get back to cruising around Baton Rouge and Prairieville, Louisiana, sooner than imagined.

Contact us at Jaguar Baton Rouge to schedule a service appointment today!


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