Maintaining proper function and care of your car is an essential step of safe driving. One aspect of your car that you need to keep functioning right is your brakes.

Sometimes when you drive first thing in the morning, your brakes might squeak for a couple uses. This might be because the surface has rust on it and its just the rust being scrapped off the first few times you use the break pedal. If the brakes stop squeaking after the first few times you break, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Now, if they noise keeps happening most or every time you use your brakes, there could be a more serious problem. The continuous high-pitched squeaking noise is the sound of the built-in wear indicator. This is to alert you that it is time for new brake pads. When the brake pad starts thinning, a small piece of metal contacts with the rotor surface, which is what makes the squeaking noise.

If your brakes are making other squeaking sounds (that are not as continuous), you still need to go get your brakes inspected. These other squeaks and noises might mean that you need to get your brakes cleaned, lubricated, adjusted, or get a part repaired.

If you are not taking care of your brakes, you risk them not working properly and it might result in an accident. Keep all parts of your car in good working order so you can always be a safe driver!

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