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Brakes screech when driving and braking. is it the brake pads? or rotors? and how much are the parts and estimate on how much to get fixed

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There is a small metal clip on the pad that is made to come into contact with the rotor. Just to make that screeching noise, to tell you it's time to change the pads...before they damage your rotors.

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