We Identify Vehicle Noises at BMW of Tulsa

February 23rd, 2017 by

 
When you drive a BMW, you want to make sure it rides smooth, and always looks good through Tulsa. If your BMW ever started making squealing noises, you obviously know that's likely not a good thing, for the vehicle, and for your look, so bringing it into our service center is the way to go. But, what do we look for when we try to find the cause of the squealing? Here are a few things:

  • If it squeals while you turn the steering wheel, it could be low power-steering fluid. It's what lubricates the steering, and the noise can persist if the steering remains off-center. Checking the fluid could be a solution.
  • Squeals while turning could also be a suspension issue, like shocks, tie-rod ends, seals, ball joints, or universal joints that are in need of lubrication.
  • There also could be something rubbing up against the interior trim of the vehicle, which a service center can check out for you.
  • If you hear your vehicle squeal while accelerating, it could be related to your belt. In this case, you'd probably hear it while the vehicle is idle, too, or just turned on in colder weather. That means its worn or loose, and getting it fixed or replaced is always a good idea.
    Worn alternator bearings could also be a culprit, and in that case you will likely need them to be replaced, too.
  • If you hear the squealing noises when you apply the brakes, that could mean many things. In wet weather, it might just be when applied to wet wheels, but if it is dry and they are squealing, it might be time for a brake pad change.

If you're in need of service, our maintenance pros can help you out at BMW of Tulsa, so contact them and schedule an appointment today.

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