Service Tips: Why Do My Brakes Squeak?

Why Do My Brakes Squeak?

So, you finally lowered your music volume and pulled down your windows. All of a sudden, you hear something tooting. You ask yourself, “where is that coming from?” You think it’s your passenger — they farted! But you didn’t smell anything, and then you hear it again. You finally realize that the squeaking noise is coming from your brake pads rubbing against the metal brake motors.



Do I Need New Brakes?

You wonder, “My Audi is brand-new; my brakes may be faulty.” No, they aren’t faulty. This occurrence is fairly common with brand-new Audi and brake pads since Audi uses high-performance semi-metallic brakes. With brake pads rubbing against metal brake motors, the squeaking noise is normal, especially with the dust accumulation.


How to Stop My Brakes from Squeaking?

Step on that brake pedal. Stop. Stop hard! Doing so should burn and get rid all those dirt in between your brake pads and metal brake motors.


Audi Brakes Squeak; Brake Pad Light is NOT On

Don’t worry. It’s not witchcraft. The brakes squeaking are caused by the brake pad residue, dirt, and other chemicals from Mother Earth. Check out our service specials; we'll check it for you!


Audi Brakes Squeak; Brake Pad Light IS On

How long has this been going on? You have anywhere from 500 to 1,500 miles once the light goes on before you need to schedule an appointment.


All-in-One Problem?

You need to come in as soon as possible. This time, it might be witchcraft! Call us at 877-827-5679 or schedule a service appointment here.

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