Get that Squealing Noise in Your Car Fixed by Identifying the Issue

January 15th, 2017 by

Vehicle Maintenance

The last thing you want to hear is a squealing noise or any bad noise when you’re driving. Generally, that means something is up. But, you can count on our team here at Gene Messer Volkswagen to help you fix it in our service center. Here’s a few of the reasons your vehicle might be making that squealing noise:

  • If it squeals while you turn the steering wheel, it could be low power-steering fluid. It’s what lubricates the steering, and the noise can persist if the steering remains off-center. Checking the fluid could be a solution.
  • Squeals while turning could also be a suspension issue, like shocks, tie-rod ends, seals, ball joints, or universal joints that are in need of lubrication.
  • There also could be something rubbing up against the interior trim of the vehicle, which a service center can check out for you.
  • If you hear your vehicle squeal while accelerating, it could be related to your belt. In this case, you’d probably hear it while the vehicle is idle, too, or just turned on in colder weather. That means its worn or loose, and getting it fixed or replaced is always a good idea.
  • Worn alternator bearings could also be a culprit, and in that case you will likely need them to be replaced, too.
  • If you hear the squealing noises when you apply the brakes, that could mean many things. In wet weather, it might just be when applied to wet wheels, but if it is dry and they are squealing, it might be time for a brake pad change.

You can schedule a service appointment with us today so we can help repair those squealing noises, so contact us today, and we can get you in as soon as possible.

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