I've noticed that my 2010 Hyundai Accent has a peculiar issue. If it's raining and I first start driving and apply the brakes, maybe the first two or three times as I'm approaching a stop the brakes will all of a sudden lock up and squeal quite badly. My neighbor has the same car (I'm not sure the year) and he says his does the same thing. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue? I'm not a mechanic, but its annoying enough that I would attempt to fix it myself if its possible. Thank you very much!
As it only happens when wet and cold, I suspect that the friction between pad and disc is increased by the rain water enough to cause the grabbing. One thought is that the the water is turned to steam and effectively increases the brake pressures effect on the brakes as the steam is unable to escape from between pad and disc. You should never the less run it past your mechanic to fully check the brakes.