Stop Car Squealing Noises by Knowing What Causes Them


There are a lot of factors that can make your vehicle start making bad noises. One noise we don't want to hear is a squealing noise. Not only is it annoying, but it's something that needs your attention to get fixed. Here at Rountree Lincoln, we'd like to identify some common reasons this might be happening, and let you know that our service team is here to help.

  • 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 have any other questions, feel free to contact us and schedule a service appointment today, and we'd be happy to help.

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