After having rear disc pads replaced, my 2003 Toyota Avalon makes a terrible noise backing out of the driveway in the morning. I think it must be rust or something–it never happens in ultra-dry weather. It is a very loud squeaking and moaning. It only happens backing up, and it goes away after a bit of driving. Normally I would not worry about what is likely a bit of surface rust, but this is INTENSE. Like, the neighbors across the street stare at us. Should I worry about this, or just live with it since the brakes perform fine after this initial period?
Bring it back and complain. It’s a very rare shop that doesn’t want the chance to take a second look and make the customer happy.
I’m going to guess that it’s a misadjusted parking brake. But don’t believe me, let them fix it.