There are many conditions at which your brakes may make noise.  These noises may vary depending on: the brake pad material, pad wear, improper installation of brake shims or clips, or if there is an issue with the brake rotors.  What people need to know is that some brake noises are normal, while others are indicative of a problem that needs to be fixed.  Below we discuss the different conditions of why brakes could be making noise and whether or not it should be of concern.


Brake Pad Material

Brake pads are made with a variety of different materials and some of them are more likely to make noise.  One example is metallic brake pads or brake pads made of a metallic formula.   The added metal can be the cause for noise and the noise can be described as a hissing sound.  Although it may not a...

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