My 2005 Honda Accord (approx 48,000 miles) has had squeaky/grinding brakes for the last few months. The brakes make a horrible grinding noise for the first few times that I brake each time that I drive it, and then as the car warms up the noise seems to go away. It also shakes a little bit when it’s making the grinding noise - not a ton, but enough that I think there must be something wrong. It’s worse (during those first few brakings) if I brake hard, but even if I’m really gently applying the brake it makes the same unsettling noise. The squeaking noise doesn’t go away ever, but I don’t think it’s as serious as the grinding noise (but I could be wrong - that’s why I’m here!).
I took it to a brake specialty place in November or December and they couldn’t find anything wrong with it. Other than regular oil changes and tire rotations, the car hasn’t had any repairs. Any suggestions? I just want my car to be safe!
Thanks for your advice!