Why Are My Brakes Making a Grinding Noise?

December 28th, 2018 by

Man Repairing Brake Pad

The commonest brake noise one can hear is the grinding sound. But what’s wrong? Learn about the usual reasons why your brakes are making a grinding sound here at Juneks CJDR by Sturgis.

1. Old Brake Pads

The brake pads of your Jeep Compass are designed with grooves that create a noise when the pads begin to wear down. The grinding you may hear when driving to your favorite Rapid City restaurant may mean it’s time to take your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram into the service bays. Failure to get your brake pads serviced quickly may lead to ruining your brake rotors – a costlier repair.

2. Bad Brake Pads

There’s a big difference in the quality of OEM parts vs. aftermarket parts, including durability and performance. If you purchased aftermarket brake pads instead of OEM brake pads from Juneks CJDR, then there’s a good chance your brakes could be grinding prematurely because they’re not up to snuff.

3. Something is Stuck in the Brakes

Dirt and grime stuck in the brakes may lead to a grinding sound. Larger objects such as rocks and small sticks can also get stuck between your rotors and calipers. This causes a grinding sound to occur, also. So, before you head out of Spearfish city limits, you may want to inspect your brakes: is something stuck there?

4. Other Causes

While the above causes are some of the most common, there are also several other possibilities causing a grinding sound coming from your brakes, including:

  • Old rotor discs
  • Infrequent driving
  • Bad wheel bearing
  • Lack of proper lubrication

Schedule Brake Service Near Rapid City with Juneks CJDR!

If you’re hearing a grinding sound coming from your brakes, bring it in for brake service today at Juneks CDJR, your service center located in the heart of Spearfish, SD. Explore our service specials before you stop by; we may have brake service deals available. You can also contact us online.

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