Figure Out Why Your Car Makes a Squealing Noise

January 27th, 2017 by

If you staring hearing a squealing noise coming from your car, the first reaction is to find out what’s wrong. We encourage that at Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, because you don’t want to let a potential issue fester, as it could lead to more serious problems down the road. When it happens you should visit our service center, but, we also want you to get a better idea of what it could mean, too, so here are a few reasons why you might here 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.

Our service team will be happy to help, so contact us to set up an appointment today, and we can determine the issue and get your vehicle back to its high standards as soon as possible.

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