I have a 1998 Buick century. I got it 2nd hand with very low mileage. Ever since I have had it; the brakes grab and many times squeal when it rains whether or not I drive in puddles, even backing out of my drive causes this. I had brand new brakes done late last year and they turned the rotors but; I still get the same effects and it almost seems worse when it rains for 2-4 days straight. What is the reason?
Squeaky brakes are normal in humid and wet conditions. It can take over night for surface rust to form on the rotors and cause squeaking most models carry this characteristic.
〉 Answered on Mar 30th, 2008 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
The first question I would ask is if you put after market brake pads on your vehicle.
I usually recommend that you only use factory brand when it comes to brake pads. Many times after market pads are noisy. While they may work fine, the noise can drive you nuts.
It is true however that many times you can get a squeaking noise when the rotors are wet. Because they rust so easy, it takes a couple of times braking to wear that rust off and you will get noise while it*s doing this.
Take a look at thees websites, they're pretty good at answering most braking questions.
〉 Answered on Mar 30th, 2008 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines