Got the car serviced last Thursday. Since then, when I drive around I hear a loud tweeting noise from the front driver side, if I turn the wheel left and right it goes louder and quieter, if I apply the brake it stops any ideas ?

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    What did they do in the service? Did they work on the brakes?
    – GdD
    Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 8:32

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From your description, it seems the brake "squealer" has started to rub against the brake rotor. This is a tab which is attached to one of the two disk brake pads. When the friction material gets worn to a point, it makes contact with the rotor and starts making noise. The tell tale is, when you engage the brakes, the noise goes away.

Have your brakes checked.

  • These are new pads though. Only been on one month
    – venomx
    Commented Aug 19, 2022 at 7:40

I've had similar symptoms when a small piece of gravel was stuck between the backing plate and the caliper. Another reason could be a slightly bent backing plate.

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