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5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

Since most drivers who use the same vehicle daily would be 'in tune' with their car's sounds it goes without saying that if something in the vehicle sounds strange or 'off' the driver would immediately have the car repaired. Many drivers, however, choose to ignore strange sounds 'for now' if finances or time do not permit them to take the vehicle to the mechanic. Thus said, it is important not to ignore strange or unusual sounds in a car as these sounds could be a sign of major damage that would put the driver even more out of pocket or in extreme danger when driving. Here are five noises a vehicle driver should not ignore: A squealing or screeching sound coming from the wheels when you apply brakes. This could mean the friction material is worn out and the metal start rubbing on the rotors, and this is what usually makes the noise. Ignoring this could lead to the loss of braking action entirely, which is extremely dangerous ... read more

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

Brake pads are crucial to your vehicle's operation. It's a hassle when one set of pads wears down faster than the other. We all know that brake pads can be expensive and often people only replace the worn-down brake pad, but it is advisable to rather replace them all. The first thing that springs to mind when considering this situation is that somehow the car has a broken shock absorber or the vehicle is overloaded on one side, but that is not the case. Apparently, the most common cause of brake pads wearing down unevenly on one side is often when there is a discrepancy in the disc thickness on the brake pad. Even the smallest variation in thickness can cause the wearing on one side faster than on the other. There are several other factors that could result in one side of the brake pads wearing down fast and one of these things is dirt and rust in the rotors. Dirt and debris need to be removed properly as they can affect old or new rotors. An anti-rust coating is usually app ... read more

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