It’s common to hear either your brake or that of a nearby car make noise when pressed.. Come of this noise could be short-lived (goes almost immediately). However where this noise fester it’s very important to visit your mechanic else you may jeopardize your other brake components and indeed be risking your life. Let’s take a look at few causes of this brake noise.
- BACK THUMP NOISE: have you ever noticed a thump kinda noise from your rear tires upon the use of your brake? Most modern cars are built with their rear tires driving on a brake drum. When you press your brake, the brake shoes presses the interior of the brake thus reducing or halting. During this process, the cutter-like edge of the brake lash removes the old cutting surface leaving it with an entirely new surface. As this happens a narrow passage or channel is created. Once the brake shoes following this narrow channel encounters any disruption, it snaps back, and starts hitting the plates. This results in brake drum noise.
- GRINDING NOISE: the car brake works on a brake pad mechanism which would be likened to a soap bar. Like every other car part this wears out upon usage and gets to a finished point. Thus whenever there’s a grinding sound from any of your car hubs, have your mechanic change your brake pad. It is either you rush to change your brake pad which would be cheaper or you delay to change it and allow the worn brake shoe metal grind down your rotor and be prepared to change it at expensive rate. And indeed expose yourself to the risk of a failed brake