Why do I hear a squeaking noise when I’m braking?

There are several potential reasons why your brakes might be making a squeaking noise. Some common causes include:

  1. Worn brake pads: When your brake pads become worn down, they may start to make a squealing or squeaking noise when you brake. This is because the metal backing plate of the pads can rub against the brake rotor, causing a high-pitched sound.
  2. Contaminated brake pads: If your brake pads become contaminated with dirt, oil, or other substances, they may not function properly and can cause a squeaking noise when you brake.
  3. Warped brake rotors: If your brake rotors are warped or damaged, they may cause a pulsating sensation when you brake and may also make a squealing or squeaking noise.
  4. Worn brake calipers: If your brake calipers are worn or damaged, they may not release the brake pads properly, which can cause a squeaking noise when you brake.

If you are experiencing a squeaking noise when you brake, it is important to have the issue checked by a mechanic as soon as possible. Continuing to drive with faulty brakes can be dangerous and can cause further damage to your vehicle.