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Squealing Noises in Your Car Could be Caused by Many Things


The last thing you want to hear coming out of your VW is a squealing noise. It could mean a variety of things are acting up in your car, and the solution is to always let us here at the Volkswagen of Beaumont service center to take a close look, and see what the cause might be, as it could be some of the following:

  • 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 get in for service, contact us and we'd be happy to set up an appointment with you and have your vehicle on its way toward functioning at a high level once more.

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