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A car that screeches should always get immediate attention. Although the situation isn’t necessarily dire, belts, pulleys, and tensioners are what keep your engine and other components running properly, and damage to one of them is likely the culprit here.

Common reasons for this to happen:

Drive or auxiliary belts are worn

The most frequent cause of a car making screeching sounds is that the drive belts or auxiliary belts are old and need to be replaced. When your belts start to wear out and fray, the oils within them will come out and encourage all forms of screeching and slapping sounds.

Tensioners and pulleys are worn

The pulleys and belt tensioners that keep your belt in place can also wear out over the course of time. The tensioner helps keep the belt in place and under the right alignment, while the rubber inside your pulley helps absorb the vibrations that are generated from your engine. If this rubber part wears out, your belt may also begin to have wear issues.

Wrong torque, alignment or belt size

If the torque and alignment on the belt tensioner and pulley are incorrect, your belt may not have the proper pressure on it. Also, there are times when the wrong size belt has been installed. Different engines require different belts. If a belt is too big, it will start making sounds as well.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the screeching noise, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect the belts to see whether they are cracked, worn, or frayed. From there, the tensioners and pulleys may be looked at as well to make sure they are up to spec. Minimal wear and a good fit make all the difference with a screeching belt.

How important is this service?

Belt, pulleys, and tensioners make the difference between a quiet, perfectly running car, and a noisy one that may later result in a long list of repairs. Belts can snap due to age or improper installation, and big things like your engine can break, so it's advisable to get this issue diagnosed as soon as possible.

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Torrieanto

11 years of experience
594 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Clearwater, Florida
I only request Torrieantos for my vehicle's service through Your Mechanic. My experience with his work, professionalism, expert knowledge, courtesy and politeness has been nothing short of exemplary!
Ford Mustang - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Torrieantos was professional and knowledgeable while being friendly. He came for an inspection, analyzed the problem and advised me of what was needed. He was later than other mechanics which is a plus. I would definitely recommend him.

Francisco

9 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
9 years of experience
Mazda 6 - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Portland, Oregon
Francisco was very nice and very knowledgeable about the issues I had. They let me know what was causing the issue I requested diagnosed, as well as other issues which would cause problems down the line.
Nissan Frontier - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Huntington Beach, California
Francisco, Was very nice person. He told me everything I needed to know about my truck. He will be on Jan. 6th 2017 to do the repair. It went very well.

Joe

42 years of experience
754 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Tampa, Florida
Joe was friendly on time and would recommend this guy to anyone who needs any type of mechanical repair! We were extremely happy with this service.
Mitsubishi Lancer - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Tampa, Florida
I have had Joe check a few of my cars so far. He does good work, making sure the car is checked thoroughly to find the root problem and looks for the best way to get it fixed. He is my go to whenever I have any car issues.

Arturo

26 years of experience
185 reviews
Arturo
26 years of experience
GMC Envoy - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Imperial Beach, California
Mr. Lopez was very knowledgeable, friendly, and arrived early. He diagnosed the issues quickly, showed them to me and provided the next steps.

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