Fairfax Auto Repair

Give Us a Call(703) 425-3440
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Does your Car Need to be Repaired? Keep your Ears Open

Nobody wants to have their car repaired, but if you avoid doing so it will just make things worse on you in the long run.

Like many, you may not know the first thing about repairing your car when the time comes. Fortunately, there are professionals, such as FAR, that can point you in the right direction and ensure that your vehicle is operating smoothly once again.

Even if you don’t have much knowledge of your vehicle, there are sounds that may signify a problem. By keeping your ears open while on the road, you may be able to pinpoint an issue before it turns into something bigger.

Here are three sounds you never want to ignore:

1. Squealing when you brake. This is a common problem that often signifies the need for new brakes or rotor resurfacing.

Not only is it dangerous to drive if your brakes are worn out, but the sound is enough to drive you crazy.

2. Rattling exhaust noises. This can be a bit more difficult to diagnose, but it typically means that your exhaust system is in need of repair.

If your car sounds louder from underneath the possibility exists that your exhaust system has a hole. A qualified mechanic can pinpoint and repair the issue, making sure your vehicle is once again quiet.

3. Roaring or humming noise as you drive. In most cases, this means it is time for new wheel bearings and/or new tires. If your tires are beyond their expected life, they may roar when driving.

Some car related problems are a challenge to diagnose, but others can be picked out easily enough if you simply pay attention when driving. If you hear something out of the norm, stop by FAR for a diagnosis and advice on which steps to take next.