If you start to hear a high pitch squealing noise, it could be the brake pads have worn down and need to be replaced. This is important because the brakes allow your vehicle to slow down and stop properly. If you notice that there is a delay in your braking, make sure to contact us to have the vehicle inspected. The squealing noise might also mean the serpentine belt is failing. This belt powers all of your car’s major systems. A squealing serpentine belt is one that could be about to break. When an old serpentine belt snaps, drive torque to all of the engine’s accessories is lost.

Another noise is that of a roaring sound. If you hear this, you probably have a leak or crack in the exhaust system’s manifold. The roaring you hear is excess engine noise that would normally get silenced by the muffler. When your exhaust system fails, all of your engine’s sound waves and vibrations get channeled into the vehicle.

When you turn the steering wheel, the car groans and whines. There might also be the sign that the steering wheel may also feel stiff and unresponsive. If this happens, make sure to bring the vehicle in, so we can inspect it for you. Another issue could be if something in your power steering system is causing friction. This can cause you to slowly lose control over the car’s steering. You could also cause further damage to the rest of the power-steering system. This is a significant safety issue.

If you hear a loud, metal on metal grinding sound coming from your brakes, make sure to have them inspected and repaired as soon as you can. This can be caused by the brake pads wearing through, and the calipers are grinding against the rotor. When it comes to your car, metal on metal grinding is almost always a cause for concern. In this case, your brakes won’t work properly until the pads are replaced. No matter noise you start to notice, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it properly for you.

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