A Few Culprits for Vehicle Squealing Noises

January 15th, 2017 by

2017 CX-5

At Team Gillman Mazda, we offer a multitude of services, and that includes being able to diagnose any vehicle noises that might be made, like squealing noises. Generally, it means something is in need of repair, but there are a variety of reasons for it. Still, we should have an idea what it might be, and we’ve highlighted some of the things we look for when your vehicle makes squealing noises.

  • 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.

To schedule a service appointment, contact us today. Our team can set one up for you, and rid your vehicle of any bad noises it might be making.

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