​Why Is My BMW Making Grinding Sounds When I Brake?

Why Is My BMW Making Grinding Sounds When I Brake?

Brakes can make various noises, and most of the time, they mean something is wrong. If you get nervous after hearing a loud grinding sound, you should consider having your brakes inspected as soon as possible. Continuing to drive with brakes can put you and your passengers at risk.

Grinding noises relating to brakes are a common symptom of worn brakes or a damaged brake rotor. The sound usually erupts when you apply pressure to the brake pedal. It is a result of the rotor disc making contact with the caliper. When your brakes wear down, the metallic components clash against each other. 

In other cases, your brakes may make noise and cause excess vibrations. A shaky brake is a common sign of warped brake rotors. That means your brakes have been worn and got too hot. As a result, the rotors have reshaped which will cause uneven braking. 

Both brake problems are terrible for you as they can put you and your loved ones in danger. To avoid further trouble, please do not hesitate to come by Atlanta Car Care for quality brake services and repairs.