A squeaking sound coming from any vehicle can be quite alarming. The squeaking can be caused by several things such as the vehicle's belts, power steering, suspension, wheel bearings or even the brakes. Brake Issues: When brake components are nearing the end of their lifespan or are misaligned can produce a squeaking noise. When turning the brake pads or rotors be interacting differently with the wheels which may cause a squeaking noise. Tire Issues: Uneven wear, low tire pressure, or tires that are old can cause a squeak when the tires interact with the roads during turns. Suspension Components: Worn or out improperly lubricated suspension components like control arms, ball joints or bushing can create a squeaking sound when they move when the vehicle is turning. When the vehicle is turning the car's weight shifts and causes stress and friction on the suspension components.  ... read more
When it comes to the suspension on your vehicle, the ball joints are important components that connect the wheel hub to the control arms. The ball joints provide pivoting movement between the wheel hubs and control arms. This will allow you to control your vehicle and have a smooth ride. The lifespan of the ball joints will depend on your driving habits, road conditions, and exposures to road debris. When a ball joint fails, it will cause the front suspension to come apart and lose control of your vehicle. If you feel that your ball joints may be failing call us to schedule an appointment. We will inspect all suspension components along with the fluids, tires, and filters on the vehicle.
Are you broken down and looking for an auto repair shop to service your vehicle? Look no further! Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing is ready to serve you. When you have your vehicle towed into our shop and have repair work completed the tow bill will be waived. We service all makes and models; domestic or foreign. Call us today and we will be happy to assist you with all your vehicle needs
What is this digital courtesy inspection your team is always talking about? Each one of our technicians is equipped with an iPad. This allows our technicians to perform a multi-point inspection on every vehicle that comes in. This inspection is no charge to the customer and checks things over from fluids to suspension components. We will check light bulbs on all four corners of the vehicle to confirm no light bulbs are burnt out. We will check all fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, windshield washer, and brake fluid. The air filter will also be inspected which is what prevents any dust, particles, and sand or debris from reaching the engine. This inspection allows us to keep you informed about what is going with your vehicle. When the inspection is complete you, the customer gets a copy via e-mail or text message with pictures of your vehicle and the inspection report
After the winter months it is important to have your alignment checked. As the spring thaw begins the roads will shift which may cause stress on your vehicle's suspension and tires. It is important to keep up on your alignment to keep your suspension and tires in great shape. If an alignment is not in the correct specs, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly. It can also cause damage to the suspension on your vehicle. It is important to keep up on your alignments to prevent this damage from happening. Call us today to schedule your alignment for summer travels