Any noises coming from your vehicle when you drive are a cause for concern. If there are any sounds that are unusual, make sure to contact us for an appointment as soon as possible. Ignoring the noises will only make it worse in the long run. It can also increase the chance that damage happens to other nearby parts and components. The end result is a costly repair bill that could have been prevented. Even if you think the issue is minor, it is always best to have it looked at as soon as possible.
There are several noises coming from your car that you should be aware of. This can include squealing, grinding, popping, squeaking, howling, clunking, or a loud bang. Any rattling that is noticed from inside the wheels could mean a loose lug nut. It could mean that the wheel was not tightened properly when it was removed, replaced, or rotated. Hearing this noise should always be a reason to contact us as soon as possible.
A squealing or grinding noise will indicate an issue with the brake pads and rotors. If the grind noise becomes worse, make sure to have the vehicle checked for the brake system. This can be a sign the brake pads have worn down and now have contact with the brake rotors. It also means there is metal on metal fiction, which can result in an extreme braking issue. Also be aware if the brake pedal becomes soft or too hard when pressing on. If the brake system starts to fail, the safety of your vehicle declines significantly.
Noises from under the hood can indicate a problem with the engine, or even a loose belt. The belt will operate things like the power steering pump, air conditioner compressor, and even the alternator. If the belt is worn, it will start to get thin and wear down. This can be a quick and easy fix, as long as it is noticed before it does further damage to other parts of the vehicle. Make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the belt. This will improve the reliability of the vehicle when you drive.