What Causes Squeaking Brakes?

Squealing or squeaking brakes can be annoying, embarrassing and even worrisome. There are many different things that can cause your brakes to squeal. Some causes are not important and won’t cause any safety problems at all while others are indicative of major problems that need to be taken care of right away. Let’s take a look at some of the most common things that can cause these ear piercing brake noise. Keep in mind that you might need to take your vehicle out for a test drive to find out when exactly the brake noises occur. Are you encountering squealing brakes...

Engine Overheating?

Engine overheating can be dangerous. If you allow it to continue for too long, your engine can suffer permanent damage. To avoid this, pull over and shut the engine down as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to open the hood to allow the heat to dissipate more quickly after you’ve pulled over. If there isn’t a place to pull over, you can run your heater to help cool things down until you’re able to properly address the issue. When you run your vehicle’s heater, it acts like an extra radiator and helps cool an overheating engine. This...