If your car squeaks while you drive, if the squeaking noise is coming from the front, it could be low steering wheel fluid. If the squeaking occurs when the car is stopping, the brake pads may need replacing. A squeal during acceleration most likely means a worn-out fan belt.
When replacing the fan belt, it is advised to replace the timing belt as well. This belt is most likely worn out, and it is more cost-efficient to replace both. Brake pads need to be checked every 12,000 miles or every 12 months. This time frame can change based on the use of the car. If the car is driven frequently, the inspection will need to take place every three months.