So, my front brakes on my 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco were squeaking really bad at ~55k miles (the stockers).
So, I decided to swap them out, and replace with semi metallic ones.
The stock ones still had about 1/3rd left on them!
The new ones work great!
The rear brakes started squeaking just a bit after I changed the fronts, and for about 8k miles, it only got worse.
Last week, the area around me got flooded in a rain storm.
The car was dry, but I had to drive through puddles of water about 1ft deep going to work.
After that, the rear brakes stopped squeaking.
They seem to brake just fine.
From what I heard, they should have more than enough padding on them, if the front ones still had 1/3rd on them.
What could have been the reason, that water stopped the squeak?