Popular repair tips from the Car Doctor
Brake noise is generally caused by the brake pads moving or vibrating very slightly. The brake pads and their associated hardware should be inspected. In the last 15 years or so, brake manufacturers have completely moved away from asbestos brake pads. Asbestos worked well as a brake component but has serious health implications. Since this switch to a safer material, brake noise has become more of a problem. In the last couple of years, several aftermarket brake manufacturers have been advertising quieter pads.