A Few Reasons for Your Vehicle Squealing Noise

January 15th, 2017 by

There are good noises are cars make, and bad ones. A squealing noise is a bad one, and there are a wide number of reasons for it. Here at Mike Smith Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, we will help you find the issue and repair it, while also giving you an idea of what might cause it. Here are a few examples:

  • 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.

If you’re in need of service, feel free to stop in and see us today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have and set up an appointment at your convenience.

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