Brakes are a vital part to the vehicle. Squealing brakes can sometimes be a symptom that something is not right with your system. Sometimes it can be a simple matter and easy to resolve. However, largely it can also be a sign of impending danger. Keeping your brake rotors in optimum condition is of the most important things you can do.
You can normally see the brake pads through your wheels. Turning the steering wheel until the wheels point to the very far left or right will expose the insides of the wheels for viewing the brakes easier. You should be able see how much thickness there is left on the pad. At least ¼ inch of brake pad needs to be visible. If there appears to be less, get them replaced. When the brakes on your car are exerted while driving, the pads exert pressure against the rotor which brings the car to a standstill. Over time, your rotors will also wear down and you may find the pads have created a slight groove in the rotor.
Listen for brake noise when you drive. The vehicle will tell you if the brakes or brake rotors are in need of replacing. Squealing or squeaking is usually an excellent indication. If you hear grinding, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. Having the issue fixed as soon as possible can help keep your brakes lasting as long as possible.