Brake systems are complex and require an understanding of the root cause of generating the noise.
Customers may experience a ticking noise coming from the front wheels while cornering without the brakes applied.
Brake pad shims create a barrier between the brake pad and caliper. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.
Before you throw out the old brake pads or order a new set, take a good look at them. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.
Andrew Markel discusses customer complaints about noise when applying the brakes, and how that noise may not necessarily point to a problem with the brake system.
The most important thing to know is that all brakes make noise. When the friction material makes contact with the rotor, it causes the brake pad and rotor to vibrate. The vibration moves the air around and makes noise.
Andrew Markel discusses brake pads and the ubiquitous “squealer,” and how it helps customers with maintenance intervals.
Andrew Markel breaks down the mechanism of opposing piston calipers, and where noise can come from despite their noiseless design.
Andrew Markel explores brake noise, which noises signify which symptoms, and how to remedy them.
Andrew Markel explains how using the right tools is necessary to maintain consistent temperature and brake pressure on friction material, and reduce brake noise.
There is one golden question every service writer must ask the customer before recommending any brake service: “What difference have you noticed in your brakes recently?” This question does not lead the customer down any path, but forces them to explain how their brakes feel, sound and perform.
If you are trying to eliminate a noise, you could try to stop it from moving the air around it. This is not possible with brakes because they do not operate in a vacuum and they cannot be separated from the vehicle.