When you drive, there are sounds that your vehicle will make as it operates. These noises can range from squealing, grinding, or clunking. Each noise will represent an issue that is happening to your vehicle. If you choose to ignore the noise and continue driving, damage will occur. This is because the issue causing the noise will only get worse. It will also cause the repair bill to be more expensive. Instead of replacing one part, you might end up replacing an entire system. Always be sure to follow the recommended maintenance schedule that the manual has. This helps you to be aware of how each part is operating, and that it is efficient. If you are not sure how often that should be, we can also layout a schedule for your vehicle.
Any grinding noise you hear should be a cause for concern. This means that a part is wearing against another part. Instead of operating efficiently, it will be working against one another. This can do damage to one or both of the parts. Usually they will wear down to a point where they can no longer be efficient. If the grinding noise gets worse, bring the vehicle in immediately so we can locate the issue. Sometimes the noise is from the brakes, or it could be under the hood, and it could also be in another location of the vehicle, like the joints.
If there is a high pitch squealing noise, it will indicate a serious issue. Depending where the noise is coming from, it could be the brakes, a part of the engine, or any other part that is wearing out. As the brakes wear down and start to have metal to metal contact, a squealing noise can be present. This usually happens when you apply the brakes. Sometimes the noise can indicate that fluid is needed for your vehicle. To avoid a costly repair bill, make sure to schedule an appointment and bring your vehicle in as soon as you can, so we can inspect it for you.