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Grinding noise when braking

If your experiencing a grinding noise when braking My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Brake Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Brake Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

A qualified mechanic will check over your entire braking system to understand whats causing the issue. This includes checking of the brake fluid for contamination, brake lines, and removing the wheels to measure the thickness of the brake pads, rotors or shoes (if applicable).

The following components are looked at during a Brake Inspection:
- Brake pads and shoes
- Hydraulic fluid
- Rotor and drum wear
- Calipers
- Wheel cylinders
- All brake hardware
- All hoses and lines
- Master cylinder
- Anti-lock system

They will then quote up any repairs or replacement parts if required.

When your experiencing a grinding noise when braking its often as a result of a:

  • Low Quality Brake Pad
  • Excessive Pad Wear
  • Foreign Debris Lodged in Brakes
  • Wear Indicator Contacting Rotor

Popular services linked to a Brake Inspection:

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

Your brake master cylinder is what makes your car stop when you press the brake pedal. When you press the brake pedal, this puts pressure through the master cylinder which then distributes this pressure to the brakes on the 4 different corners of the car. It’s completely essential to your brakes working as they should so it should be in perfect working condition at all times.

Brake Wheel Cylinder Replacement

A brake wheel cylinder is part of the braking system for vehicles with drum brakes. They are often replaced with the car's brake shoes and always in pairs i.e. both sides. The brake wheel cylinder is activated by hydraulic brake fluid which forces the brake shoes against the drum when the brakes are applied.

It is important that the brakes are adjusted and that the brake fluid system is bled to remove any air to ensure that the brake performance is maintained following a brake wheel cylinder replacement.

ABS/Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement

These sensors have a pretty important job to do. These sensors tell your car how fast the wheels are rotating, this is then checked against the vehicle speed. If one wheel is spinning faster than the others then the ABS module will apply the brakes to that wheel to slow it down. If the wheel is registered as spinning slower or not spinning at all, then the ABS module will take steps to stabilise the wheel.

Brake Light Switch Replacement

It’s pretty common for a brake light bulb to blow out every now and again. If all the brake lights stop working, i.e nothing lights up when you press the brake pedal, then it’s most likely a problem with the wiring, relay or switches. If all your brake lights don’t come on then the switch may be faulty.

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