I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima, and when I brake or am moving very slowly in stop and go traffic, my car sounds like a foghorn. I am thinking maybe I need new brake pads, but I thought brakes were supposed to squeal when they are bad. I remember them squeaking a little bit, but nothing major. Then all of a sudden I’m starting to get this foghorn sound. Any ideas/suggestions?
Yes, inspect your brakes and see if anything is wrong. Seriously. In the end you’ll have to do that anyway.
If brakes get glazed they will sound like that. The only remedy is to change them.