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Causes of Honda Brake Squeal

My brakes are squealing.  Why?

Brake squeal is caused by the vibration of the brake pads against the rotating brake disc when they are applied.  Brake shims and high-temp grease usually will dampen or eliminate the squeal however sometimes the sound may not be able to be eliminated all together.

If the squealing is abnormally loud it is recommended that the brakes be inspected.  It is possible that your brakes do not have enough usable life remaining or the shims/grease may need replaced.

As always, refer to your owner’s manual for recommended brake inspection and service intervals.  Keeping up on regular maintenance can help keep your brake repairs to a minimum.