Since replacing all of the brake pads and passenger front rotor on my 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible, the pads have been chafing and making a non-stop chirping sound while driving. There is a louder chirp from the front pads when I apply the brakes. This is a seasonal car located in South Florida, a few blocks from the ocean. I understand ocean air car produce a thin layer of rust on the rotors. I only drive about 3,000 miles a year with this car.
Is the sound caused by this thin layer of rust - although it never goes away even after driving? Could the constant chafing of the pads prematurely damage the rotors?
The well-known, national tire company who did the brake work a few months ago, now claims all of the rotors need to be replaced - another $500 repair to the $400 I spent less than 700 miles ago.