Why is my car making that sound? Common car noisesAugust 16, 2022
“Why is my car making that sound?” can be a stressful question to ask yourself when all of the sudden your car is making an unfamiliar noise. Today we’re listing a few common car sounds and what your car might be trying to tell you. This guide can help you be a good detective and ensure that if and when you have to make a service appointment, you can explain exactly what’s going on and hopefully expedite any necessary repair.
Rattling noises can happen at different times – idling, when you start, driving at speed, or when you brake. So first, identify when you’re hearing the noise. Next, identify where, to the best of your ability, you hear the sound coming from.
The dreaded squeal! This is a noise where you’ll want to pay special attention to when it’s happening. Squealing is often related to a belt in your car, but a squealing could be lots of things depending on the context of the noise.
Another noise where understanding when it’s happening will be helpful in diagnosing the issue.
No matter what noise you’re hearing, it’s important to listen to what your vehicle is trying to tell you with its various sounds. When you make an appointment with CarCare and you have a noise, our technicians do a full multi-point inspection as well as a drive test so they can recreate the sound and be sure they know exactly what the issue is. It takes a special attention to detail to ensure we get to the bottom of noises that your vehicle makes, and may even require deep diagnostic work when the issue isn’t immediately apparent.
Not sure if you need to come in? You can reach us anytime via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call to talk through what might be going on. You can also always make an appointment and describe your issue in the open text box of the booking process – we can help guide you to the best next step from there!