WE WILL FIND THE CAUSE TO YOUR BMW VEHICLE SQUEALING NOISE

February 23rd, 2017 by

One thing we do not want to hear coming out of our BMW is a squealing noise. That clearly means something is up. When that’s the case, your best course of action is to visit our service center here at Hilton Head BMW, as we’re going to find the cause. When we look, we look for a few things, which includes:

  • 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 an appointment with us, contact us online and we can set one up for you at your convenience.

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