Why is my wheel getting hot while I am driving? Brake Calipers use the brake fluid to apply the brake pads to the brake rotors to stop the vehicle. If the brake caliper is sticking, it will cause the brakes to stay applied, causing the tire to heat up. This will cause premature or uneven wear of the brake pads. If the vehicle is making a grinding noise while driving, it may be time to have your brakes inspected. When the calipers are replaced, the brake fluid should also be replaced. Now through the end of June, receive a $50 Visa Gift Card with select brake purchase. Call today to schedule an appointment to have your brakes checked!