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Why Are My Brakes Shaking or Squeaking?

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We get it. It’s scary. No one wants to press on their brakes while driving on our Cookeville streets just to feel them shaking or to hear them squeaking. But the experts in ourservice center know why brakes shake and squeal, and we’re happy to share that with you. So, if you’re wondering, “Why are my brakes shaking or squeaking?”, read on. We’ve got the answers.

Help! Why Are My Brakes Shaking or Squeaking?

When one of our customers asks us, “Why are my brakes shaking or squeaking?”, we know there is a specific list of reasons why this may happen. It’s just a matter of figuring out which component is to blame, and then we can quickly get you back driving safely on Nashville roads. Here are the things we look at:

  • Brake Pads – Brake pads gradually wear down and will eventually need to be replaced. If you hear a squeal when you brake, it’s time to schedule a service appointment so that you can keep driving safely on Lebanon roads.
  • Brake Rotors – Brake rotors also wear out at some point. These will also need to be replaced if that’s the case.
  • Brake Shoes – Older cars have brakes with shoes instead of pads and rotors. The shoes work like pads and will need to be replaced from time to time.
  • Brake Drums – Brake drums are prone to get cracked or damaged from time to time. If that is the case with your brake drums, they will need to be replaced right away.
  • Tires – Check your tires if you feel your car shake when braking. Worn or misaligned tires can cause this.
  • Wheel Bearings – Worn wheel bearings will also cause shaking.
  • Suspension Components – There are multiple suspension components that can cause the problem, and they will need to be checked by a professional.

Let the Pros at Cookeville Honda Help

Don’t wait to get shaking or squeaking brakes checked.Schedule an appointment right away with our service center. We’ll figure out the problem quickly and get the job done right the first time. While you’re here, check out ourservice specials. We’re just a short drive away from both Lebanon and Carthage, so drop by or contact us today!


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