IDENTIFY YOUR NOISE TYPE
Automotive brake noise has always been a concern among demanding drivers worldwide. With the rise of nearly completely silent combustion, electrical and hybrid vehicles, sonic standards are higher than ever before as common brake pad sounds become more apparent. Whether your brake pads need replacing depends on the type of sound you are experiencing.
If it’s a low frequency vibration or judder, this often originates from macro-vibrations of a brake system component like the brake disc. A medium squeal with a frequency of between 300 to 5.000 Hz means you’re probably experiencing micro-vibrations in the caliper piston or in another part of the vehicle corner. In this article however, we’re going in-depth on the high-pitched noise professionals call a squeak.