We tap our break pedal hundreds if not thousands of times per day. This is the most active safety feature on an automobile. It’s not a complicated system, but it does need regular maintenance to operate efficiently. Screeching and squealing may be signs that the pads or disks need replacing. If at any time you feel your braking system is not operating as well as it should, take your vehicle in to have it inspected. It’s better to take the time for peace of mind than to run the risk of damage or injury.