You never want to hear a strange sound when driving your vehicle. If this happens, you need to pay close attention. Where is the sound coming from? What could be causing it? Do you need to take your vehicle to your local repair shop for a second look?
Sometimes a car noise requires nothing more than a minor adjustment. Other times, however, this will call for a major repair that sets you back a few dollars.
Here is the good news: there is a service for every type of noise, regardless of the cause.
Here are three of the most costly car noises:
1. Sizzling under the hood. Do you hear this when you shut off your vehicle? If so, it is likely related to some type of leak, such as oil or coolant.
2. Flapping. This may not be the most annoying noise, but it typically means something is wrong with a belt or the fan. Either way, this type of problem will only get worse with time.
3. Clunking when braking. Do you hear this noise every time you hit the brakes? Is it accompanied by a strange feeling in the brake pedal? This could be the result of a damaged brake caliper, among other problems.
You will never know the cause of a noise until you visit your mechanic and have them take a listen. At that point, it won’t be long before you better understand your situation. If your car is making a strange noise, contact us to setup an appointment. We can test drive your vehicle, pinpoint the problem, and provide a solution.