Your brakes are telling you they need replacing soon. They have a built in "squealer" designed to make a noise when the pad wear is nearing the end.
The brake pad "squealers" are telling you to have the brakes checked.
I wonder if it is because the Prius' regenerative braking system slows the car which means the brake pads are used less than a normal car.
Brakes on any car car squeal or squeak for a variety of reasons: 1. Very hard brake compound. (Metallic Compound Pads) 2. Worn out Pads with a wear indicator device. 3. Foreign material on the rotor or pad. 4. Anti-squeal material not used when Pads installed. If you changed the Pads yourself, did you use the anti-squeal paste? Either check the brakes yourself for items 1 thru 4, other take the car to a mechanic for a brake check.
At least inspect when you hear squeal. Base further work on what you see.
Some brake pads have a built in "squealer" to worn the driver that the brakes are in need of service soon. Have a trusted mechanic inspect the brakes soon. Waiting may cost you more money in repairs.
There are several things that may make your brakes squeal. The most common causes are a lack of lubrication and worn brake pads. Less common (and not all agree that it is a cause) is dust and grime in the brake system. The best thing to do is to take your car to a mechanic and have your brakes checked and make the necessary repairs.
Often the first sign that the brakes need to be checked is when the check brakes light comes on. Another indication is the car taking too long to slow down. Brake failure is often accompanied by a high-pitched squeal, as well.
There are front brakes and rear brakes. There are a total of four brakes on a car. Every wheel on the car has its own brake and every car has the same number of brakes.
if you are talking about brake as in like fourwheeler brakes or car brakes the rubber part would be called the brake pad
Your brake system needs repair immediately. The brakes are squealing because the pads are worn out, and you are hearing the warning device or the metal to metal contact of the pad and rotor. Stop driving the car and have the brakes repaired. The ABS light may or may not go out. If it does not, there is problem with the ABS. Your standard brakes will still work.
You have a problem with the brakes, have a mechanic check it out soon before you have no brakes.
It is wishful thinking. It is more likely your brake pads are worn down and need replacing - an expensive garage job!
To replace the brakes, lift the car on a jack, remove the tire, brake shoe and old brake pad. Next put in the new brake pads, put the brake shoe and tire back on the car, and lower the car.
Bad Brakes are the first thing to check for. Modern Brakes Pads are designed with an extra metal clip attached to the pads, the clip has only one purpose, They squeal to let you know your brake pads need replacement.
Changing brakes is easy. Lift the car, remove the wheel, brake shoe and brake pad, next put in a new brake pad, replace the brake shoe and tire, then lower the car.
Generally speaking for cars that have "disk brakes", friction slows the car. When the driver presses down on the brake pedal the brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotor inside each car wheel causing the car to slow down by friction.
brake pads can either be on the front or rear of a car... it all depends on if it has disc or drum brakes on the rear... drum brakes have shoes not pads
Changing brakes is an important task to keep a car working well. Lift the car, remove the tire, brake shoe/caliper, remove the brake pad, put in the new brake pad, replace the brake shoe, tire and lower the car.
A leak in the brake booster is one common reason why a car would stall or hesitate when the brakes are pushed. There could also be an obstruction in the brake line.
Just hitting the brakes will not stop the car if the brakes are faulty. Pressing the brake pedal starts a process by which brake fluid disperses the force of your foot by increasing the surface area of the fluid being pushed. This increase in force is then transferred to "soft" pads that press against the moving wheels of the car. This friction is what stops the car. However, if the brake pads do not make contact with the wheels, the brake lines carrying he brake fluid are severed, the brake fluid is low or empty, or the connection between the brake pedal and the whole system is faulty, then the brakes will fail.
Changing brakes is simple. Lift the car, remove the tire, remove the brake shoe, remove the old brake pad, replace it with a new brake pad, return the brake shoe, replace the wheel and lower the car.
Changing brakes can be an easy task to accomplish. Lift the car, remove the tire, remove the brake shoe, remove and replace the brake pad, then put the brake shoe and tire back, and then lower the car.