Weber Automotive, Inc. 28820 Lorain Rd.

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

Loading Form...
Loading Form...
Most Recent

Five Questions to Ask Your Auto Repair Shop

By Weber Automotive
June 13, 2019 Category: Questions To Ask Us

At Weber Automotive, we take pride in our shop and our capability to provide honest and fair auto repairs and advice to our customers and our prospective customers! That is why we want to share the five questions you should ask of your auto repair shop. It is important to take your vehicle to a reputable and knowledgeable shop because your car is a big investment and you want to make sure that the people working on it are capable and doing right by you. Five Things You Should Do Before Taking Your Car to New Auto Repair Shop: What are your online reviews, and what is your online rating? This is an important first step when looking into a new auto repair shop because reviews are really the best indicator of what you should expect from that shop. It shows past customers experiences, good and bad. It shows if the technicians are competent, servicing customerswell, and if they have theappropriate tools and equipment. Take a look at some of our reviews! How many years have you been in

The Importance of Servicing Brake Calipers in Northeast Ohio

By Weber Automotive
June 06, 2019 Category: Brake Calipers, Brakes, Car Maintenance

Brake calipers are a part of the brake system in your vehicle. They can be expensive to replace, but with preventative maintenance at Weber Automotive, your brake system will last much longer! Brake calipers are a critical component of the brake system. They are what squeezes the brake pads out of the rotor and makes the vehicle slow down and stop. And the biggest enemy of brake calipers is corrosion. Around here, because were a salt state, the problem is amplified. Brake Caliper Service at Weber Automotive So, when we talk about brake servicing or caliper servicing, we are talking brakes, pads, rotors, which are standard brake maintenance services. But at Weber, we service the calipers at the same time. We spend a little bit extra time clean the rust and corrosion off. Lubricating Your Vehicles Brake Calipers Then we lubricate with the proper grease lubricants for the caliper slides allowing them to move freely. We also highly recommend replacing the fluid because brake fluid

Advanced Equipment and Expert Education at Weber Automotive

By Weber Automotive
May 16, 2019 Category: Technology

The auto industry is rapidly growing, and theres a lot of technology involved. Every single year, vehicles get more and more advanced. In order to keep up with the ever-advancing technologies, Weber Automotive likes to take a proactive rather than a reactive approach. These days, cars are like computers on wheels. There are 10 to 12 computers, sometimes more, to communicate with each other all the time operating your vehicle. So, we not only have to understand how an engine, brakes work, exhaust systems, an all other parts of the vehicle work but you also have to know battery systems, multiple voltages, hybrid systems, etc. There are so many computers data systems throughout your car that you can even connect your phones to your car. How Weber Stays on Top of Technology The Best Equipment It takes a lot of equipment to be able to diagnose these problems when they come up because vehicles are so complex. Every year, we spend a vast amount of our money and time keeping up with new

© , Weber Automotive, Inc. Powered by VirteomVirteom Logo