How to Stop Your Brakes from Squeaking

  • Published on Feb 4, 2017
  • Stop your brakes from making squeaking and grinding noise! I show you the top 5 reasons your brakes make noise and how to fix them so they stop making noise! I cover checking brake pad and brake rotor wear, brake contamination, brake hardware, brake lubrication, and the dust shield.
    Why you need to grease your guide pins:
    Top 10 Brake Job Tips:
    How to Flush and Bleed Your Brakes:
    Replace Drum Brakes:
    Again, thanks Advance Auto Parts for Providing Carquest Wearever Professional Brake Parts so I could compare the old and new brakes so you can see the difference! Here is what I used:
    Quiet Brake Pads:
    Brake Hardware:
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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  2 years ago +494

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    • Clayton Dorris
      Clayton Dorris 15 days ago

      What website would you reccomend to shop for auto parts? One that isnt extremely expensive but one that isnt knock off parts.

    • Cricket Richmond
      Cricket Richmond 21 day ago

      Hi Chris, do you know something about Bosch Superfit grease?

    • three monkeys
      three monkeys 21 day ago

      Went to do my wife’s brakes today but even after 3 years and we live on a big hill in Western Canada, the pads were fine. Pretty sure it was the dust plate. Bent it out and all is good except with one hand I broke 2 -1/2”x 3/8” adaptors for my breaker bar and sockets. Dad is powerful.

    • dawn tolliver
      dawn tolliver 28 days ago

      Why do my brakes groan on the back 1993 dodge durango

    • Nickolai Mueth
      Nickolai Mueth 2 months ago

      I have replaced all my my brakes including my rear brake drums the front of my brakes are still squeaking can you help me...???. Its on a 2004 toyota corolla.

  • Ramon Deocampo
    Ramon Deocampo Day ago

    Hi Chris, on this video you used anti-seize on the pad ears and on the back of the outside pad and on another you used the silicone grease in those same places. I keep getting confused which one should be used in those places. or doesn't it matter which one is used.

  • Ganesh Makam
    Ganesh Makam 2 days ago

    Hey Chris, Great video. Thanks for enlightening me about this topic. Really appreciated.
    When the brake is applied, sometimes it makes a noise, sometimes it feels as though there is something obstructing the free movement of brakes, sometimes it feels as if the brake pedals go down incrementally making a tick tick tick noise.
    A mechanic has even changed the brake fluid but when he checked he may not have observed the noise etc as they are very random and intermittent. I should definitely check again. You have given me some good ideas and some hope.

  • Pete Puebla
    Pete Puebla 3 days ago

    I hear a squeaking but not when I'm applying the breaks. What could that be? It's occurs seldomly and it's like a metal on metal sound while the tire rotates. Thanks for all the advice and help!

  • Nay Natt
    Nay Natt 3 days ago

    very insightful video. thank you

  • Pete Puebla
    Pete Puebla 3 days ago

    Hey Chris,
    Your videos are awesome!
    Sincerely, A Subscriber

  • nfreson
    nfreson 3 days ago

    Great video!
    Have you seen some of the classic videos GM a d Ford have made?

  • Bradly Rivera
    Bradly Rivera 4 days ago

    youre awesome chris... kind of inspire me to start my own channel with similar content i really enjoy watching you and doing my own car work.

  • Vince Darling
    Vince Darling 5 days ago

    Pourquoi le titre est en français, et il y a pas de sous-titres français ?

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 6 days ago

    6:19 - Could it not be sanded enough to remove all the groves? Sure, that'd take a while (at least by hand), it looks like there's enough material left to sand it smooth and still get plenty of life out of that pad.

  • Mistah J
    Mistah J 7 days ago +2

    Me: *watches ChrisFix to find out why my brakes are squeaking*
    ChrisFix: The reason? Your brakes could just be worn out.
    *surprised Pikachu*

  • Jonathan Ilunga
    Jonathan Ilunga 7 days ago

    I hate the squekes to (just like them school buses >=/

  • Ian Conley
    Ian Conley 7 days ago

    Yeah i have a problem with my parkkng brakes on conventional brake system.adjustment issues actually

    • Ian Conley
      Ian Conley 7 days ago

      It says to adjust the parking break shoe until the brake shoe and inside of rotor barely make contact...but i did that and i cant find out how to get rid of that little bit of friction in the wheels from the two touching.If ya can help, i'd appreciate it brother

  • Sambal bij
    Sambal bij 8 days ago

    I just put copper fat on mine

  • Emmanuel Bonti-Mankah
    Emmanuel Bonti-Mankah 11 days ago

    Best fix video

  • Devin Coyle
    Devin Coyle 11 days ago

    Hey brotha I have An ss camaro and I installed brand new zinc coated high performance rotors and it’s been about a month and now there starting to squeak ! I’ve tried everything from re lubiricting and just double checking and everything’s fine but it always starts up again within a month and it’s alwyas when I first start the car in the morning or randomly in the day it’s so frustrating any ideas ??

  • Aws Rhaimeh
    Aws Rhaimeh 12 days ago

    i dont evne like engineering but this guy presents so good i kept wathcing.

  • kazimierz sejda
    kazimierz sejda 13 days ago

    nie używajcie smaru miedzianego do zacisków
    Do tego są sworzone odpowiednie produkty np z textar , ATE czy też brembo

  • Angel Villegas
    Angel Villegas 13 days ago

    What could it be if brakes squeak but when releasing the brake pedal?

  • Amaël françois Lucas

    very informative

  • Tacuache Vlogs
    Tacuache Vlogs 13 days ago

    These videos help me a lot thanks Chris fix

  • Diana Kristina
    Diana Kristina 14 days ago

    I do know why i am watching this... but is so interested watching this...! Nowni know about brakes!

  • L Yen
    L Yen 14 days ago


  • Lord Trump
    Lord Trump 15 days ago

    Would the same solution apply to my anus ? It is squeaking of late when I take a dump

  • Lamar Rodgers
    Lamar Rodgers 15 days ago

    My rotor squeals after it rains I think I might have to sand down the rust rings. Thanks Chris.

  • Jaki Xxx
    Jaki Xxx 15 days ago

    👎👎👎👎👎 Du hast keine Ahnung.

  • adrianTNT
    adrianTNT 15 days ago

    13:53 yes, I had that, it makes scary sounds, like the car breaks apart :)

  • Olga Parra
    Olga Parra 16 days ago

    Soapy Wooder? That's funny. Did you all notice how he labeled the Soapy Water bottle? It does sound like"wooder" when he pronounces water.

  • Javier Moran
    Javier Moran 18 days ago

    Nice and thorough explanation but still easy to digest! Good job and Thanks for the much needed information!

  • Jeffrey Holmes
    Jeffrey Holmes 18 days ago

    Thanks Chris! My car is making a chirping noise as I drive, it sounds like crickets. The tire shop has replaced the brakes and rotor twice, but the chirping sound continues. It is only as the car is driving and it makes some chirping when I apply the brakes lightly. Is this just a matter of lubrication? It is driving me crazy! Thank you so much!

  • M OT
    M OT 18 days ago

    damn this guy is good 🤙

  • xXCr4zie_mofoXx
    xXCr4zie_mofoXx 18 days ago

    Jesus Christ, dude you just explained that better then any public school teacher could

  • Michael Kivlin
    Michael Kivlin 19 days ago

    Awesome video thank you!

  • Samnan Khalid
    Samnan Khalid 20 days ago

    Everything is so expensive. Life is tough

  • CeltKnight
    CeltKnight 20 days ago +1

    Researching brake issues for my old GMC truck ... this is a treasure trove of information with more info than I've found anywhere else (and yet it manages to be a short, easy-to-follow video). :)

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  20 days ago +1

      Glad to see you learned something!

  • Spaz 360
    Spaz 360 20 days ago +1

    I worked at a Monty Wards as a service writer in the 1980s.
    After explaining to a customer why they need $400 in brake repairs, her response was
    "What's the cheapest thing I can do to stop hearing the squealing?"
    "Well, you can turn the radio up."
    "Can I speak to your manager please."

    Job went downhill from there.

  • Paul Interpol
    Paul Interpol 21 day ago

    Reason 6: it's Russian car - called Lada)

  • Mohammed Bokhari
    Mohammed Bokhari 22 days ago

    I'd rather have my breaks squeak....

  • Otieno Vallency Felix
    Otieno Vallency Felix 22 days ago +1

    My car brakes just started squeaking and I am here to learn before taking it to the mechanic. The clarity in the presentation is unmatched. Subscriber pap.

    BOULAHEYA 23 days ago

    Five stars thank you

  • Max Mustermann
    Max Mustermann 23 days ago


  • James S Dunkerley
    James S Dunkerley 23 days ago

    Can you use nickel anti seize rather than copper ?

  • mo2058130
    mo2058130 24 days ago

    Hello all and ChrisFix! Quick question. Is using white lithium geese instead of silicone paste a good substitute? Thank you

  • Sanket Jain
    Sanket Jain 25 days ago

    Hi Chris, Thanks for the great video. I have disc breaks in my 2013 Hyundai sonata. During my last break pad replacement (3 months back), I did not resurface or replaced the rotor because they were seemed ok. This was first break pad replacement at ~60k miles and there was still life left in the break pads. After the break pad change, I notice break pads making a sound as soon as you release the break. In addition, Lately I have a new occasional noise when I push my breaks. It's mostly at slow speeds and it's not reproducible. It's occasional. any ideas for diagnosis for these two noises?

  • climbcompasswest
    climbcompasswest 25 days ago


  • Kuwarbir Shergill
    Kuwarbir Shergill 25 days ago

    I had an extremely high pitched and very loud screeching noise coming from my front rotors of my 2015 Lexus Gs350 Fsport, I then replaced my front pads and rotors, and it’s still making that same exact noise when I brake, my calipers are perfectly fine, these don’t have guide pins as these are 4 piston calipers. There’s nothing stuck between pads and rotors, and it’s coming from both front brakes, I don’t know how to contact or get help from you

  • Poul Fannar Mittelstein

    Hello chris, brake noise allso can come from the edge of the wear material you see at 6:08 tipical for bosch pads on for example honda cars, other wise i think you covered it all 😊 love your videos 👍

  • Daniel Russo
    Daniel Russo 26 days ago

    Can you recommend a great place for detailing my car in northern new jersey?

  • Gooody17
    Gooody17 27 days ago

    you replace them

  • Ricardo Torres
    Ricardo Torres 27 days ago +1

    Dude, you rock!!! New subscriber!!!!!!

  • DJ Tony Torres
    DJ Tony Torres 27 days ago +1

    Very good

    EVER GREATEST 27 days ago

    3:31 it is worn out but it looks awesome and futuristic 😂

  • Jessica Ortiz
    Jessica Ortiz 27 days ago

    My brakes only squeak in the first few presses after my cars been sitting for a few hours. After a few stops the noise stops. What gives?

    • D.B. Cooper's travel agent.
      D.B. Cooper's travel agent. 25 days ago

      Sounds like simple surface rust on the braking surface of the rotors/drums. Nothing to worry about. Humidity in the air causes this to happen. The first one or two times it happens will knock the rust right off.

  • G Man
    G Man 27 days ago +4

    I feel sorry for the people that doesn't know about chris

  • pzkpfwiv freak
    pzkpfwiv freak 27 days ago

    copper and/or graphite anti seize compound is not a lubricant! it has sand in it!! silica dioxide to be more specific, it does not have lubricating properties! it is for keeping bolts from rusting and SEIZING, thats why its called anti seize!!! use brake lubricant!!! thats what brake LUBRICANT is designed for!!!

  • John John
    John John 28 days ago

    Does your regular brakes lock up front and rear or just front?

  • unkkel kesseli
    unkkel kesseli Month ago +1

    if u leave ur car out in russia then u wont even have breaks

  • Caleb Belik
    Caleb Belik Month ago

    My brakes make noise when i take my foot off the brakes slowly??

    • Caleb Belik
      Caleb Belik Month ago

      @ChrisFix bro u replied aha I love watching ur vids man u are hands down the best youtuber for cars u put so much hard work in ur vids bro

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago

      Vibrations are causing the noise. Lubricate the guide pins and see if that helps.

  • Sheila Dawg
    Sheila Dawg Month ago +1

    Dude, when are you going to polish that hooptie?

  • D
    D Month ago

    Constant squeal?