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97 Buick Park Ave, Non-Ultra. Brakes are slightly squeaking. Mechanic says that I have 50% wear(still good brakes). Will brake cleaner help? What is the BEST brand. OR do I need the brakes professionally cleaned.

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  • Ron Tanner Oct 18, 2013

    Thanks for the solution and future recommendation.

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Disc brakes have a tendency to do this as they are usually a semi-metallic composition. They built up a "glaze" over time and that causes the squealing. You can take them off and sand off the glaze but it will come back.
Try this... Go out in an open parking lot with no cars around and drive at 35-40 mph then brake hard. Do this a couple of times and it will TEMPORARILY remove the glaze.
Next time you buy new brakes ask for a non-metallic composition brake...

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

  • Ron Tanner Oct 20, 2013

    Good solution. Good learning for me on brakes. Thanks a bunch.

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