Yearly Archives: 2021

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Brake?

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Brake?

Hearing a strange or unknown noise when you are driving your car can be a scary sound. Even more so, if you are hearing squealing noises as you're braking it could be reminiscent of fingernails scraping down the chalkboard. Squealing as you're braking is not just unpleasant, it is also scary. It is a warning sign that things aren't going too well with your brakes and you know something will have to be done about it. Knowing something will have to be done is one thing, but knowing why the squealing noise is happening maybe something you aren't aware of as to why it's happening, but here are some reasons as to why you're hearing this frightening noise at all. A squealing noise when you brake is no joke, and here are some things that could cause this to happen: Brake Pads Are Worn Out: This is a common reason why you will hear this sound. This will happen when there is a metal wear indicator is uncovered on your brake pads. When this happens, it will cause the s ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Control Arm Assembly?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Control Arm Assembly?

A control arm assembly, otherwise known as an A-arm assembly, is a vital part of most passenger vehicles. They essentially link the steering wheel and the chassis of the vehicle, making it possible to steer. However, like all parts on a vehicle, they do wear out and need parts or all of the assembly to be replaced. Over time, the bushings and ball joints that are in the control arm assembly wear out. There are three main signs that your control arm assembly is going out. The first sign that your control arm assembly is failing is vibration, usually felt in the steering wheel as you're driving. The steering wheel will actually shimmy, and the vibrations of the vehicle can be felt in the wheel itself. This vibration may increase with the speed of the vehicle and then smooth out once the desired speed is reached. The second sign that the control arm assembly is failing is that the steering of the vehicle will begin wandering. Excessively worn ball joints and bushings will cause the ... read more

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

Often than not, we chastise ourselves for speeding across a speed bump when distracted. After getting over the fright of your life, you cruise along more carefully but oblivious of the damage the speed bump causes to your car. Hitting a speed bump causes significant damage to your vehicle. Here are some examples of the damage speed bumps do to your car: They cause significant damage to your tires: Speed bumps are about three to four inches high. Despite seeming small, they can give your car some air if you hit them fast. As your car lands back on the road, the tire's sidewalls tend to touch the ground. This increases the risk of a blowout and significant damage.   Damage the shocks: Shock absorbers are designed to absorb road imperfections. This is why you hardly feel all the dips, bumps or rocks your car goes over. However, when you drive very fast over a road imperfection or speed bump, the shocks aren't able to quickly absorb the unexpected energy w ... read more

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