Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: brakes?

asked by on

Just had premium ceramic pad R&R rotors, replaced grease seals and clean/repack wheel bearings where applicable and/or needed five days ago. Yesterday while driving I heard a sort of "woop, woop" sound. The tires are two years old. The mechanic said everything looked really good for my inspection in September. What could be the problem. Thank you.

My car has 21500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, thanks for writing in about yo...

Hello there, thanks for writing in about your 2010 Chevrolet Impala.

Without actually hearing the noise, it is very difficult to pinpoint the cause. My suggestion is to drive the vehicle and take note of exactly what conditions you hear the noise. For example, it would be important to know the following: is the sound constant? only over bumps? at a certain speed? does it get worse during turn? etc. The more detailed you are, the easier it will be for a professional to duplicate and determine the cause. I recommend having a local expert inspect the sound in person in order to diagnose the cause of the noise.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Brake light not working on passenger side

The problem may be in the turn signal switch since the lights work when turn is on. I would recommend having an diagnostic check of the signal switch to see if the switch is receiving a brake signal for the...

Q: car burning too much oil and can't find where it's going

The engine is sucking it in most likely. The oil control rings are bad or the intake valves are leaking. You should have a mechanic check the intake PCV system to see if there is a problem. After the diagnosis...

Q: Car makes squealing noise

The most common squealing noise coming from the engine would be a drive belt or pulley. This only happens with the engine running and can happen in several ways. A worn or loose belt can squeak when it slips. An...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...