Only my 2nd post on forum I haven't really had the time or the money to start thinking about the things i'd like to do with my car!! But I'm a bit worried about the noise coming from my brakes, I've had a scout around the forum but couldn't find anything.
Car is an 04 plate, A3 2l FSI sitting at around 73k, I had the service done at 70k.
Basically, something is causing a lot of noise when I either lightly apply the brakes or I then pull away from a standstill (at which point it's like an intermittent squeak as the wheel goes round, getting faster as I go faster.), as soon as I get past 30mph odd it seems to stop. I also noted that when driving slowly and turning ever so slightly left that the noise was happening then as well.
It doesn't seem to happen when I first jump in the car, and is generally quiet until the car has warmed up a bit. When dealing with traffic on the motorway the last couple of days the noise has been very loud and irritating.
The brake pad warning light is on (it has been following it's service which was in May, his problem has started in the last month or 2, where it passed a brake test fine, I think it's a sensor issue but felt it was worth mentioning)
The brakes feel as though they're working fine.
I'm a bit hesitant of taking it to a mechanic just yet as i'm pretty broke (and don't know a decent one in the Reading area yet) and want to get an idea of what might be going on first!