For a few weeks now, I have been hearing a sort of a “grinding” noise coming from the front of my car. It’s not too loud of a noise, but a noise none-the-less.
I try to keep my car in tip-top shape. I learned a long time ago that if you let the maintenance of your vehicle get too far ahead of you, everything will seem to break at the same time. Let me give you a little background…I drive a 1998 Honda Accord. It has a V6. There, that’s the background.
The noise only seems to happen when I turn to the left. I have known since the beginning that this is the worn brake pad rubbing against the brake rotor. Here, you can find a nice short course on how brakes work. What strikes me is that I just changed the whole front system (pads and rotors) not too long ago. Well, it seems like not too long ago. When Paul and I went out to lunch yesterday, he told me it was the front wheel bearing. I told him that it was the brakes, but he didn’t want to listen. Today, I turned to the left and pumped the brakes. The noise came and went and Paul finally agreed that I was correct. Sometimes it takes a little arm twisting with Paul.
Anyway, a few days ago, I visited my favorite online car part website to purchase new front brake rotors and front brake pads. This website has some pretty good prices. Here is an example…I got the rotors and pads for about $70. The shipping was free because the order was over $49.99. Now, that sure beats taking the car to the mechanic!!!