Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

New Brakes


The National Highway Safety Administration has found that faulty brakes could be a factor in as many as 25% of all road accidents. Brakes grinding are not something that you want to put off. How does one stop vehicle brakes from making a grinding noise? Read the guide from Mercedes-Benz Durham service team to learn more. Then, if you need a brake inspection, schedule from service to keep your brakes from grinding when stopping by calling us at (905) 444-6799. 

Brakes Grinding When Stopping

When do you notice your vehicle brakes making grinding noise responses? Here are a few answers to the question, “Why are my brakes grinding,” below:

  • If you hear brakes grinding when stopping or slowing down, inspect your brake pads. Over time, brake pads wane in thickness and start squealing – a sound known as “brake scrubbing.” As the pads wear down even further, you’ll hear a grinding noise instead.
  • If you hear a sharper grinding noise, inspect your brake disc and calipers. This may also cause a rumble in your pedal. This may require a brake pad replacement, but also disc or rotor replacement.
  • If you hear brakes grinding when stopping at full force, inspect Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Your ABS activates if you apply full brakes, and may cause vibrations in the pedal.

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Brakes Making Grinding Noise

If your brakes are making a grinding noise on your Oshawa to Markham commute, it could just be rocks and debris tampering with the caliper and rotor. Schedule an inspection, so that you can get this issue fully resolved.

Schedule Your Service with Mercedes-Benz Durham!

Are you still looking for an answer to the question, “Why are my brakes grinding?” If so, find out with help from the service experts at Mercedes-Benz Durham. Contact us today for pro-tips or schedule a service appointment at your convenience. Stop by our Whitby dealership for the ultimate service experience!


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