Reasons for Brake Noise

August 17th, 2016

Is Brake Noise a Sign That You Need Brake Repair?

Brakes are one of the most important safety features in cars. Therefore, many drivers worry when they hear brake noise. Is such a noise a sign that you need brake repair? Sometimes it is. However, noisy brakes don’t necessarily mean malfunctioning brakes.

Brake noise can be affected by different driving conditions, such as dusty or sandy conditions, severe braking, humidity, etc. Newer cars have semi-metallic brake pads which are harder and can create a high-pitched noise. Semi-metallic brake pads are safer and longer lasting than traditional asbestos material. Also, a high-pitched squeal frequently happens on smaller cars, and some brands can be noisier than others.

Brake rattle

In most cases, you hear a brake rattle when you let off the pedal. The sound is usually caused by the brake pads. They can rattle due to heat expansion. ...[more]

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Website Launch Announcement: Spike’s Auto Care & Tire Launches New Site

August 17th, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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