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Brake squeel is caused by the brake pad moving back and forth in the caliper when the brakes are pressed. Many shops, including the one I used to work at, spray some stuff called Disc Brake Quiet on the pads before placing them in the caliper. This stuff makes the pad real sticky so it sticks to the caliper and doesn't move around when you are braking. There are also some shims that come with OEM brakepads and some aftermarket ones that will usually hold that pads in place when stopping. I'm guessing that you had this Disc Brake Quiet on your pads and when you when through the carwash, the pressure washer that sprays the wheels sprayed your pads and they came loose from the caliper. You may already have shims in them, but some of them don't hold the pads in place very good.

To fix this without buying new pads for the shims, you can just pull your pads off of the calipers and spray some disc brake quiet on the back of them. It's sticky stuff so if you get any of it on your hands, it's a pain to wash off.
Oh yeah, you can buy this stuff at any auto parts store.

It isn't dangerous at all to have pads that squeel, just annoying.
 
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