Brake Noise Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Understanding and Preventing Brake Noise

Silence brake noise – do the whole job right. This video is part of the Group Training Academy.

Brake Noise Comebacks

Brake systems are complex and require an understanding of the root cause of generating the noise.

BMW: Ticking Noise Without Having The Brakes Applied

Customers may experience a ticking noise coming from the front wheels while cornering without the brakes applied.

VIDEO: How Do Brake Pad Shims Work?

Brake pad shims create a barrier between the brake pad and caliper. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.

VIDEO: Worn Brake Pads Say A Lot

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.

VIDEO: Brake Noise? More Like ‘Noise When Braking’

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.

Brake Noise: Using Engineering Logic To Cure Common Noise Issues

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.

VIDEO: What Is A Squealer?

Andrew Markel discusses brake pads and the ubiquitous “squealer,” and how it helps customers with maintenance intervals.

VIDEO: Noise Issues On Opposing Piston Brake Calipers

Andrew Markel breaks down the mechanism of opposing piston calipers, and where noise can come from despite their noiseless design.

VIDEO: Brake Noise Diagnostics

Andrew Markel explores brake noise, which noises signify which symptoms, and how to remedy them.

VIDEO: Consistency Reduces Brake Pad Noise

Andrew Markel explains how using the right tools is necessary to maintain consistent temperature and brake pressure on friction material, and reduce brake noise.

Curing Brake Pulsation And Judder Complaints Starts With The Customer

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.