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Why are my brakes squeaking? 

We’ve all experienced that painful noise when you tap on your brakes and hear a loud squealing sound. What does this mean, and could it indicate a bigger problem? Kia of East Syracuse is here to tell you.


If your car sits outside overnight, moisture from rain or dew can cause your brakes to squeak. This is because a thin layer of rust can form on the rotors. The only way to really avoid this is by storing your vehicle in a garage or other dry place overnight. This isn’t something you should worry about if it clears up as the day goes on. However, if you notice this problem continuously and it doesn’t go away, visit our service center. 

Worn Out Brake Pads

Perhaps the most common reason for your brakes squeaking is that your vehicle’s brake pads are worn out. As annoying as this may seem, it’s to keep you safe! Brake pads are designed to squeal when they’re almost worn out so the driver will know it’s time to replace them. If you notice your brakes squeaking consistently, get them checked as soon as possible.

Not Enough Lubrication

There are a few different places where your brakes should have the proper lubrication, but sometimes it can wear off. It’s usually hard to tell if this is the case without removing your vehicle’s wheel and other mechanisms, so let our experts at Kia of East Syracuse handle this for you!

If you think there’s a problem with your vehicle’s brakes or any other component, bring it in to Kia of East Syracuse. Whether or not you purchased your new or pre-owned Kia with us, we’re happy to service your vehicle or answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 315-701-5898 to schedule an appointment today!