Brake squealing is a very common issue which might not only affect your vehicle but it might also end up giving you challenges each time you drive. Although most of the times brake squealing is because of the brake pad, there are many other reasons which might cause the issue and you should begin by finding out what it is in order to be able to fix it.
One of the issues that might cause brakes to squeal is an excessive break pad wear. Also some pad materials can make the brake to squeal more, such as carbon metallic for example, and in these situation you should change the pad for another one and the brake squealing would stop
But, there are some other issues that can cause brakes to squeal that might be more complex and not so easy to fix. Among these issues we can find misaligned calipers, loose calipers, pads incorrectly sized, glazed rotors, glazed pads and warped rotors among a host of others. If you find out that your brake pads are correct and the brakes squealing is not created by that you should meet a mechanic unless you are able to find which other problem could be the cause.
If you want to check your brake pads in order to find out if they are where brake squealing comes from, you should begin by visually checking them in order to see if they show equal wear and do not look broken in any way. If the pads show an unequal wear or show excessive wear then it is time to replace them.
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If your vehicle brakes are squealing and you also hear other noises such as clunky noises along with the squealing, you should meet a mechanic as fast as possible since it could mean that there is a generalized issue in the braking system. Besides this, you should also take into account that there are some other means in which to reduce the brakes squealing. One way is by installing brake pad vibration damper pads which are designed for this problem and would be very helpful minimizing the noise.