Find the Cause for Your Vehicle's Squealing Noise


A squealing noise is nothing you want to hear coming from your car. It could mean a variety of things, and our service center is here to help you fix it. Since we believe in giving our drivers knowledge, we let you know what some of the things we look at to determine what might be the culprit.

  • 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 learn more by contacting our service center at Gene Messer Lincoln of Amarillo and we'd be happy to set up an appointment for you today.

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Tags: car noises

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