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Why Do I Hear a Squeal When I Turn My Steering Wheel?

In modern cars today, the power steering system helps you as a driver to properly control your car and steer your wheels with ease. Power steering systems can have issues occur which need to be addresses quickly in order to protect your safety on the road. If you are hearing a squealing noise when you turn your wheel, there may be an issue with a component within the power steering system. 

The common reasons for squealing when turning your steering wheel include the following: 

  • Low power steering fluid, which can cause issues with a hydraulic power steering system. Usually this is caused by a leak. 
  • A worn out power steering belt can cause a squealing noise because the belt can slip when the wheel is turned.
  • A failing power steering pump can also be the cause of a squealing noise because the system isn't maintaining the proper fluid pressure. 

The best way to understand why you hear squealing when you turn your steering wheel is to bring your vehicle into our spring tx auto repair shop for an evaluation. Our ASE certified experts will perform a proper vehicle inspection and check your power steering system to determine what repairs or services are needed to take care of the problem. 

We know that a squealing noise can easily be ignored, but we advise you not to ignore this issue if you experience it. If the problem is caused by a leak, belt, or power steering pump, the problem will continue to progress and can cause the entire system to fail unexpectedly. We don't want you to find yourself in this situation! If you do suspect that you need power steering repair in Spring TX, give us a call today! 

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