Frequently Asked Questions
- My car pulls to the left, what causes this?
- My cars steering shakes at speeds between 80 and 120 kph what is the reason for this?
- There is a leak from my car should i drive it?
- My car makes a grinding noise when I press the brakes why is this?
- My cars windscreen wipers wont work what is wrong?
- My car won't start in the morning why is this?
- My car makes a noise when I drive over a bump. What will I do?
- There is a loud high pitched squeal when I turn on my cars engine, what can be done?
- My car makes a clicking sound when I turn the wheel –any suggestions!
The most common cause of a vehicle pulling left or right is low air pressure in one of the tyres as a result of a puncture. If your tyres all look to be in good condition then a digital four wheel alignment should solve the problem. All Tyre and Service Superstore branches are equipped with the finest wheel alignment technology.
The most common cause of steering vibration at higher speeds is one or more of your tyres is not in roadworthy condition therefore every time the wheel rotates the faulty tyre sends a shudder through to your steering wheel via the steering rack. If your tyres are in good condition then it is possible you need wheel balancing which is quickly performed at any Tyre and Service Superstore branch.
A metal on metal or grinding noise when you press the brakes is usually an indicator that your brake pads need to be replaced. If this is the case you are advised to tend to it sooner rather than later as worn brake pads can quickly cause damage to your brake discs. Drop into and Tyre and Service Superstore branch and we will perform a quick free of charge brake check.
There are many areas of a vehicle where failure will cause the engine not to start. The most common reason is electical most likely a flat or faulty battery There are many more possible areas but If there is no power it is more likely the battery which may have an overlying issue such as a faulty alternator. If there is electrical power and there is a repeated clicking noise from the engine then it is possibe that the fault is coming from the starter motor. Feel free to call into any Tyre and Service Superstore branch for a free over charge electrical check.
If you notice a noise under your vehicle it there are a number of possible solutions. The most likely suspension components that will result in this kind of noise are: anti roll bar links, anti roll bar bushes. Lower ball joints/suspension arms . If you have any doubts regarding your vehicles suspension call to any Tyre and Service Superstore branch and a quick suspension test should provide the answers.
A loud high pitched squeal once the engine is engaged is most likely coming from the fan-belt area. The fan-belt is one of the most vital engine components as it is responsible for the steering, electrical and cooling systems in most modern vehicles. Because of its heavy workload a fan belt can become frayed and weak resulting in the loud squeal and possible failure. A snapped fan belt is not catastrophic (unlike timing belt) but is still easily avoided. A quick replacement or adjustment of your fan-belt is reasonably quick and inexpensive so call into any Tyre and Service Superstore branch and our friendly staff will assist you in the best course of action.
If your vehicle makes a clicking noise as you lock the steering in either direction the likelihood is that one of your CV Joints need to be replaced. CV (Constant Velocity) Joints play a critical role in your vehicle as they act as the focal point for the transfer of kinetic energy to your wheels. These joints are protected by a rubber boot which can tear in such cases early detection will save you money as we will just replace the boot as opposed to the more costly joint. Call into any Tyre and Service Superstore Branch where we will happily inspect your CV Joints/ Boots free of charge.