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Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Cars make all kinds of little noises. Some have a big meaning. If you hear your brakes squealing, that's a major sign to stop and call an expert mechanic at Crosby Nissan, your Waycross Nissan dealer. If your brakes make a squealing noise when you press the pedal, that signals that your brake pads are failing. In some ways, this is good news. Your pads are designed to squeal. This signals to the owner and the mechanic that it's time to change the pads. If the pads are changed in a timely manner, it protects the metal components from damage. Pad replacement is far less expensive than replacing the metal drums and rotors. If the pads do wear out, the drums don't have any protection and will need to be replaced sooner as the metal rubs against metal. Of course, this can all be avoided by heeding the squeal of your brakes. Just bring your car to Crosby, your Waycross, GA Nissan dealer, for expert maintenance and schedule service today.

Brakes may require other maintenance. The brake fluid can become old, reducing the oil's viscosity. Basically, this means it gets too thick and can't perform its role as a lubricant. Dirty fluids can lead to the corrosion of metal parts. Protective seals may start to rot. If brake fluid has grown old from use, it is a good idea to have the system flushed, and the fluid replaced. Whether you live in Jacksonville, Tifton, Valdosta, or Brunswick, you can get high-quality car care from Crosby Nissan in Waycross, Georgia.

To keep your brakes in the best working order, you can get a brake inspection whenever you have maintenance performed. A highly-trained technician can spot pad deterioration before the telltale squeal, keeping you even safer. The brake fluid level can be checked. If it is low, the mechanic can check for leaks as well as top off the needed fluid. If the fluid has grown old, the mechanic can recommend a flush. If your brakes are squealing at you, don't wait for the problem to get worse. Crosby Nissan, your Waycross Nissan dealer, has a large service department with highly trained mechanics to serve you.