Wondering where that squeaking sound is coming from when you’re driving? It could be your brakes. In fact, if you haven’t had your brakes checked out in a few years, it likely is your brakes. You may not know, but it’s just as important to keep up with your brakes as it is your oil or tires. While you may not need service as frequently on brakes, keeping an eye on them will save you time and money. At Lester Glenn Subaru, our service center professionals are happy to take a look at the brakes in your Subaru Forester or Subaru Legacy.

Brake Pads

Your brake pads keep your brakes working properly and ensure your vehicle has a quick response time to when you hit the pedal. The brake pads on your Subaru model wear out over time due to use, however, especially if you do a lot of city driving where you experience stop-and-go traffic often. If your vehicle is more than a couple years old, it’s a good idea to have your brake pads checked when you get an oil change. Or, you can schedule an appointment just for your brakes if you hear any weird squeaking or grinding that doesn’t go away.


If you hear excessive grinding coming from inside your vehicle, you may need to replace the rotors. Brake pads apply pressure to the rotors, which then stop the vehicle. It’s just as important to keep rotors in good shape as it is brake pads. Grinding is usually the first sign that the rotors need to be looked at or replaced. Don’t wait until you have worse problems—take your car in the first time you hear new sounds.

The Subaru service center experts at our local Subaru dealership in Toms River can look at your brakes and advise you on what to do next. Visit us today or call us to schedule an appointment.