Four Reasons Your Peugeot’s Brakes May be Noisy

Brake noise may include vibrations and squealing, and can be cause for concern for the motorist. The simplest problem can cause brakes to be noisy, and can happen to new brakes, or to brakes that have not been used in a while. There are some common causes of brake noise. Knowing what to be on the lookout for is the first step to arming yourself with the knowledge needed to keep your Peugeot in the best possible condition. Let us take a look at what mostly causes brakes to become noisy.

#1 Contaminated Brake Rotors

Grooves on the brake rotor can be caused by dirt getting into the rotor or brake pad. This can happen, for instance, when driving through a muddy puddle.

#2 Worn-Out Brake Pads

A normal brake pad should have a backing plate and braking material. The only way to determine if your brakes are won out, is to visually inspect them. Some brake pads have a metal clip, which is used to measure wear. Should your brakes wear down to around 2 to 3 mm thickness, the pad clips may start scraping against the edge of the brake rotor, letting you know your brakes are worn down. If you are not comfortable waiting that long, take your car in to a professional mechanic for an assessment of its brakes.

#3 Rusty Rotors

Brake rotors unfortunately rust quite easily, but this is usually just surface rust. Do not apply strong solvents or cleaners to your brakes, as this might affect your brake pads and braking performance. Remove surface rust by braking. If the rust is ingrained, replace the rotor at once without driving the car, or you could ruin the pad as well. When replacing brake rotors of your Peugeot, replace the pads as well; do not use old pads on new rotors. Be lighter on your new brakes for the first week or so to bed them in.

#4 Dust Shield Maintenance

Maintaining the dust shield is important, as it shields the rotor and calliper from the worst water and debris. However, the issue with the dust shield is that it is rather thin, bendable metal, so always check that it is not bent out of shape or contacting the rotor or calliper.

We are Your Only Choice for Quality and Affordable Peugeot Spares in Gauteng

In search of new or used spares for your Peugeot? You have come to the right place! We identified a need in the marketplace to provide Gauteng motorists with genuine spare parts – both new and used – for brands like Renault, Opel, Citroën, and Peugeot. Since our inception in 2001, we have grown to become a well-established brand in the spare parts sector, providing motorists with genuine spare parts with a competitive price tag.

With our help, more motorists than ever can now afford genuine and quality new and used Peugeot spare parts. Let us help you keep your car safer on the road, and its wheels rolling for longer with durable and quality spare parts. Speak to us today about your need for spares, and find out how we can help you save on all your Peugeot car parts. We look forward to hearing from you.