2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Squealing brakes in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; So a week after the track day my brakes started Squealing with low pressure on the brakes. It got to ...
So a week after the track day my brakes started Squealing with low pressure on the brakes. It got to be unbearable.
The service guy today said that the pads and rotors were glazed and had to get resurfaced. They charged me 230 because for some reason this isn't covered under warranty or maintinence. I have a feeling that I just got fleeced. My V is only 2 years old with 10k miles. What do you guys think for future reference. Just didn't have the time to deal with it at the time.
Removing glaze does not mean they cut the rotors, you can use a rough grit sandpaper and a polisher and just go over the rotor surface to remove glaze. Same for pads. Its easy to do, getting charged that amount seems about right.
"resurfacing" sounded like "cutting" to me. I have "deglazed" rotors with sandpaper or emery cloth (or.....attempted to) but I didn't think dealers were doing that. Never tried doing it to pads....maybe it's worth a try.....
If you get aftermarket aggressive pads, they shouldn't glaze after a track day.
FWIW, my stock pads never really had the same bite after a track day.
Thanks for the advice. I'm glad the squealing is gone. It just seems odd it would happen after 1 day even with stock. Wasn't a very high speed track either and wasn't pushed too hard. Good to know though that it's possible