Bad shocks and struts sometimes make noises. When a vehicle's shocks go bad, the noises may be caused by friction or banging from bumps and vibrations. More »

A bad strut makes noise and causes the vehicle to vibrate when it hits bumps. As the wear progresses, the noise often becomes worse. Replacing the strut helps the vehicle handle normally and quiets the noise. More »

Symptoms for a bad strut, also known as a shock or damper, are oil on the strut, noises from one corner of the car and possible problems with the car handling on bumpy roads. The struts keep the tires on the road, even o... More »

Symptoms of a failing brake caliper include the car pulling to one side or a grinding noise coming from the wheels while braking. A sudden decrease in gas mileage and a pungent smell of burning brakes are also indicative... More »

When the shocks or struts need replacing on a car, the car may exhibit excessive bouncing, vehicle sway or even fluid leaking. It is important for your safety and others on the road to identify if your shocks are failing... More »

The most common reason for brake grinding noises is thin brake pads that press the pedal causing contact between the rotor and the metal backing plate of the pad. If the vehicle has brake shoes on the rear, a similar con... More »

Disc brakes need to be changed when the brake pad is worn down and begins to rub against the brake rotor, resulting in a squealing noise. The noise is caused by a wear indicator attached to the brake pad. More »