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Brakes grinding in snow

My brakes are making a grinding noise when I brake. I live in winter conditions and it started today when we were having a snowstorm. I find that if I back up and continue to move forward (essentially, let the car warm up), then it does not happen. Like I said, it was nothing progressive, just started today. Could they just be freezing?

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Your building up surface rust or the pads are worn out.if it only does this in wet conditions sounds like rust from over night or sitting.please have them checked

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