Weber Automotive, Inc. 28820 Lorain Rd.
M-F 8AM-6PM

Squeaks and Noises

Now that the weather is (finally!) warming up, you are sure to be driving with the windows down, enjoying the warm breeze.  Also coming through the window may be squeaks & noises you hadn’t heard with the windows rolled up.

Worn Brakes | Weber AutomotiveA loose or worn serpentine belt will cause a squealing noise coming from under the hood. A slipping belt can be heard immediately after starting the car when the belt starts to move. Have your automotive professional check if the belt is loose or needs to be replaced altogether.

Squeaking noises may be a sign that your brakes need to be inspected, or perhaps your shocks & struts took a beating this past winter. Do you hear the noise when you turn a corner?

This noise usually comes from your car's suspension and often is caused by normal wear or from hitting potholes or other road debris. Worn out bearings make noise as well, as they are a buffer between the axle and the wheel. The friction from the worn-out bearings is what can cause the humming noise.

Under-inflated tires will squeal when making a sharp turn. If you don’t already have one, please get a tire pressure gauge to make sure that you are filling your tires to the proper psi.  Worn down tires or those with uneven tread will cause squeaking and squealing as well. Make sure to have your tires rotated regularly to get the most even wear and longest life from your tires.

If you hear the car squealing when driving, but the noise stops when braking, there is a good possibility that the brake pad wear sensors are starting to contact the rotors. This will cause a loud squealing noise that may change pitch or stop altogether while braking. It’s important to have your automotive professional inspect the brakes as soon as possible.

If you are hearing the noise mostly when braking, that is a good indication that your brake pads may need to be replaced. Glazing on the brake pads can caused that squealing sound. This happens when the brakes stick, causing excess friction and heat. However, if you are noticing a grinding noise, that is an indication that there is a serious issue with the brake system. You will need to take your vehicle to your automotive professional as soon as possible, as driving with that grinding noise could be doing serious damage to the brake rotors, causing a more expensive repair than the pads alone. More importantly, driving a vehicle with grinding brakes is putting you and your passengers in an unsafe situation.

Beware of automotive service providers recommending strut replacement due to reaching or passing a mileage threshold. Shocks and struts do not have specific replacement intervals. They should be replaced when they do not function as intended or are damaged, and then in pairs per axle. Many will perform properly well over 100,000 miles.

If you're hearing unwanted squeaks and noises schedule service today with Weber Automotive.

 

Schedule Service

Most Recent

What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

By Weber Automotive
April 18, 2019 Category: Check Engine Light

Many car owners believe that they can take their cars into any shop when their check engine light comes on and the shop will scan the vehicle and immediately identify the issue. However, the scan does not tell you what the problem is; it only tells you that there is an issue. What Happens When the Check Engine Light Comes On? When the check engine light comes on it means the computer that operates the power train sees something out of its programmed parameters, and that generally indicates theres a problem with the vehicle. At Weber Automotive, we offer a free code scan in order to provide our customers with more value. If your check engine light comes on, we will run our code scanner which gives us direction to tell you where the problem is. From there we can tell you what tests have to be done beyond that scan to determine exactly whats causing that light to come on. The code is not a diagnosis as it does not tell you what needs to be done to solve that problem. Car Doctors It

The Importance of Regular Inspection on Your Vehicle

By Weber Automotive
April 11, 2019 Category: Inspections

A full inspection is an important part of preventative maintenance for your vehicle, and you cant get it done everywhere! If you take your car to one of those quick lube businesses, they will inspect your vehicle, but youre only going to get basic checks. Our Policy Unlike many other shops, we have a policy that every time a vehicle comes in a shop for an oil change or whatever it may be that we do a full inspection including a digital inspection. We record whats wrong with any part. We check every light bulb, exterior, and interior, on the vehicle. We look under the hood as seen in the picture below. We check your belts, hoses, fluids, air filter, for oil leaks, and much more. Why We Always Do Inspections The reasons we always do inspections is to serve our customers better. Its better to know about any malfunctions or leaks ahead of time rather than when it causes a major problem. This approach saves you money as repairs, when caught early, cost much less than a full-on replacement.

There is More to Maintaining Your Car Than Just an Oil Change

By Weber Automotive
April 04, 2019 Category: Car Maintenance, Tips And Tricks,

Theres a lot more than just an oil change when it comes to maintenance on your vehicle. Everyone knows that youve got to keep up with your engine oil or your engine will go bad. However, the same is true for many other parts of your car. There is transmission fluid, differential fluid, brake fluid, air filters, cabin air filter, spark plugs, and more! Theres a lot of different areas of maintenance that are required to keep your car running well and for a long time. Keeping up on regular maintenance allows you to have the most extended life in your car and ensures that it runs correctly. Therefore, routine maintenance will help you avoid expensive repairs or replacements. How These Maintenance Services Will Help You: Engine oil changes- If you want your engine to run longer and better Cabin air filters- if you want to have good airflow with clean air coming in the vehicle when using the heat or the air conditioning then replace the cabin air filter occasionally Engineer filters-

© , Weber Automotive, Inc. Powered by VirteomVirteom Logo