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Why Are My Brakes Shaking/Squeaking?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors


If your brakes are shaking or squeaking when you brake on San Jose roads, it’s a good call to get them fixed right away. To find the answer to, “why are my brakes shaking/squeaking?” have a certified technician check your vehicle. There are only a few possible causes, and they’re easy for a mechanic to identify. The team at the Victory Honda of Morgan Hill service center wants to tell you about those possible causes below so that you have a better idea of what’s going on with your vehicle. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Possible Cause 1: You Have Warped Brake Rotors

Your brake pads press against your brake rotors to stop your wheels. With time, brake rotors can wear down and eventually become warped. This will cause shaking or squeaking when you brake. The sign of warped brake rotors is a quivering sensation in your brake pedal which happens when the brake pads slip as you brake around Sunnyvale.

Possible Cause 2: You Have Worn Brake Pads

Brake pads can also wear down. Most brake pads are designed to make a loud squeaking sound once they’ve worn down beyond a certain point, and worn brake pads can also create vibrations that you’ll feel through the brake pedal. Although the squeaking can be very startling, brake pads can actually be easily and quickly replaced. 

Possible Cause 3: You Have Problems With Your Suspension or Alignment

Just like your brake rotors and brake pads, suspension components like ball joints, wheel bearings, or tie rods eventually wear out. If you have a problem with your suspension or alignment, it’ll affect the braking experience and cause shaking or vibration when you brake during a turn on a Watsonville road. Be sure to alert the technician if you notice this shaking when you turn. It will help them diagnose the problem more quickly. 

Victory Honda of Morgan Hill Can Address Your Shaking/Squeaking 

We’ve given you some possible answers to “why are my brakes shaking/squeaking?” but you can only get your specific answer by scheduling service with us in Victory Honda of Morgan Hill. We’ll provide you the best service possible, and you may even be able to take advantage of one of our service specials.

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