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October 21, 2016

October Doesn't Have to be Scary: Squeaky Brakes and Creepy Car Noises

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While wary ears may be scanning for the spooky sounds of Halloween this time of year, the sounds coming from beneath your hood should be taken just as seriously.

While it's not likely that your car is possessed, investigating these sounds right away can keep a truly terrifying maintenance bill out of your future. Whether its squeaking, grinding, whirring or screeching, read this guide to understanding the sounds your car makes, so you won't be spooked by creepy car noises.

When it comes to driving safely, it's easy to take your vehicle's ability to stop for granted - until you really need it. Your brakes can tell you a lot, if you'll just listen carefully to what they're saying when they squeak, squeal, or groan.

Sometimes, brake squeaking simply indicates your pads are worn down and their squeaking wear indicators are doing their job. Other times, these sounds are telling you something important. Listen carefully to what your brakes are telling you when they your brakes when they make noise, pull, judder, or feel soft. Addressing these symptoms promptly enhances your safety and may save time and money in the long run.

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