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Why Do My Brakes Squeak? And 4 Other Critical Brake Questions Answered







The braking system is one of the most important but least glamorous parts of any vehicle ó so what do you do if your brakes squeak?



Generally, you canít see the braking system. Most donít do anything particularly awe-inspiring. Simply, you press the brake pedal and the vehicle slows down or stops. For most drivers, the braking system exists in the background and is given little to no thought.



As one of the most important parts of a car or truck, itís vital for drivers to understand what the braking system does, how it works, and how to understand when the braking system might be in need of attention.

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I was thinking that all C-class W205 brakes squeak ?
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Great article to sell stuff. Missing a bunch of facts though. Rotors can make a grind sound due to surface rust from moisture or just plane worn out pads coming in contact .. not just the wear markers.
Also, if you have ‘hat’ style rotors they might be designed to be economically replaced at each pad job. However the hub and rotors combo was never designed to be a throw away. In any case either can be turned so long as the new thickness is not under the federal mandated dimension. The idea of replacing them prior to that dimension is just wasting money.
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The thickness of the rotor is stamped into the side (edge) of the rotor. Look for the minimum dimension. If the rotor is above that numbers, do not replace the rotor or have the mechanic replace the rotor. There is a good chance a slight turning of the rotor will "true-up" the surface and allow it to stay in use. (PS - I used to manufacture rotors and drums.)
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