Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Brakes are grinding and squealing. Is it safe to drive?

Asked by Mar 31, 2013 at 07:22 PM about the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

3,190

I'd say it's safe especially if it still stops good, although in the very near future you need new pads and probably rotors too. Call around for cheapest quote. Pretty basic thing cars need from time to time. Could do yourself if your kinda handy.

94,965

If your brakes are already grinding you have most likely ruined the rotors, If you are not going to do the work yourself I would only drive it to the brake shop of your choice.

8,495

I can guarantee that by the time you read this you will have ruined the discs for sure. The problem is that it takes almost no time to wreck the discs once you have metal to metal contact which is what the grinding is. Worse, especially with modern discs, you can grind right though the surface and expose the cooling vanes inside the disc. If that happens, you will stop that wheel right now, no warning at all. On the highway, that can cause a serious crash, possibly flipping the car. When brakes grind there is only ONE safe option, and that is the mechanic's shop the next time it is on the road. Either that or call a tow truck.

27,515

There is friction material on the pad for a reason. When its gone your stopping distance is nill. Not to mention your ruin things as previously stated. No its not safe to drive unless you dont value your car or peoples lives or your life potentially. Brakes need to work its pretty important you never know whata gonna happen when you get behind the wheel. If you were to wreck and your brakes were in this condition it would be bye bye. Doesnt seem worth it to me.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Challenger

Looking for a Used Challenger in your area?

CarGurus has 23,431 nationwide Challenger listings starting at $7,990.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Challenger Questions

Dodge Challenger Experts

#1 cubfan08
cubfan08
Reputation 650
#2 Chase Sutherland
Chase Sutherland
Reputation 480
#3 Jeff Schmidt
Jeff Schmidt
Reputation 460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,324 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
149 Great Deals out of 20,684 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chrysler 300
400 Great Deals out of 19,199 listings starting at $850
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,764 Great Deals out of 181,202 listings starting at $250
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,027 Great Deals out of 72,252 listings starting at $700
Used Jeep Wrangler
260 Great Deals out of 16,543 listings starting at $2,590
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
278 Great Deals out of 40,652 listings starting at $10,500
Used BMW 3 Series
941 Great Deals out of 30,258 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan GT-R
5 Great Deals out of 514 listings starting at $31,800
Used Ford Shelby GT500
534 listings starting at $23,786

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 For Sale
63 listings starting at $26,999
2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 For Sale
54 listings starting at $23,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.