I drive a 2006 Pontiac G6. It only has about 60,000 miles on it, as I have a very short commute to and from work (about five miles total). I do some other driving on it, of course, but it’s a low mileage car.
The downside is that although the mileage seems low, the fact that most of the driving is done on city streets, and not much on the highway, makes things wear out at earlier mileages than they often should.
I had a feeling that some repairs would be upcoming, but I didn’t know that I would need three of them, all within the space of a week.
Squeak Turn Squeak
The first indication that something was wrong started a couple of weeks ago when I started noticing a small squeaking noise, primarily when I was making left hand turns. It started spreading to where a left hand turn would trigger it, but it would continue when going straight. So I knew it was getting worse.
My initial assessment told me that this type of thing is often a bad wheel bearing. I called around to a few places, and got quotes ranging from $300 – $550. I had work done in the past at the place with the lowest price, so I was fine with taking it there.