Strange Noises from the Vehicle
Any strange noise could mean that there may be something wrong with the vehicle. By noticing odd noises in the vehicle, you can help to keep the vehicle operating in the best condition possible. If you notice any odd noises, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can help to prevent further issues from occurring. It can also help reduce the chance of other parts failing as well.
One indication of poor brakes is if you notice any noises coming from them. If the brake pads have become worn, they can start to make a noise. If this issue is ignored, the brake pads will eventually wear away. This can then make the sound of metal on metal, or a grinding sound. The noise is caused from the worn brake pads wearing against the brake rotors.
When the Wheels make Noise
If there is an issue with the brake pads, a squealing noise may come from the wheels. Through usage and miles, the brake pads will wear down. When they wear down to where they should be replaced, a band of metal will become visible. This will then come into contact with the brake rotors. It could also mean that other parts may be wearing against one another. Make sure to schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the vehicle for you.
Odd Sounds under the Hood
If a loud squeak or squealing noise comes from under the hood, it could mean that the belts are worn or slipping. The belts becoming loose cause the noise. They will then start to lose traction. If you notice that one side of the belt has become shiny or glazed, it could mean it is time to replace it. Any other noise coming from under the hood that is out of the norm could indicate that parts are rubbing against one another. By bringing in the vehicle at the first indication of an issue, you can help prevent further damage to the vehicle.