Hear That? Car Noises to Worry About

Many of us are able to identify which vehicle is driving up in our driveway, just by the sound. If there is something that sounds different, it often means your car is telling you that have a problem Learn about the car noises that are urgent cries for help.

Screech! When you hear a loud squeal or screech coming from the engine itself, it is probably a belt. The serpentine belt is what makes all your car’s major systems work. When it squeals, it could be about to break, and if it does, you’ll be stranded.
What Your Car is Saying: Bring your car to us as soon as possible.

Rattle. If you hear a loud rattle from under your car, it could mean you have an issue with your exhaust system. There could be a system misalignment, a loose or damaged bracket, or something touching the exhaust pipe.
What Your Car is Saying: Schedule a visit so we can get this fixed.

Grrrrng. It’s no surprise that the metallic grinding sound when you brake is an issue with your brakes. It’s usually your brake pads, which means that your car won’t stop properly. The best course of action is to have your brakes checked regularly when you come in for a tune up with us.
What Your Car is Saying: Take your car to Norris as soon as possible.

Tickticktick! Thankfully, that ticking noise you hear when you’re stopped is not a bomb, but it could signal impending doom. The problem could be one of many – like low oil, issues with pistons or valves, or rods knocking.
What Your Car is Saying: Schedule a visit so we can get this fixed.

Clunk! Your suspension system should somewhat even out bumps and pot holes, but if you hear a clunking noise, you need to get it checked out. It might be a loose nut or dried out bushing. It could be that you need to replace your shocks.
What Your Car is Saying: Schedule a visit so we can get this fixed.

Clack! If you hear a clicking noise while turning your front wheel drive vehicle, you probably have damaged or worn CV joints. Like your ankle is attached to your leg, CV joints are attached to the end of your axle shaft, giving it flexibility. If you hear this noise, you probably will need to replace the CV joints. If you don’t, one of them might break, leaving you stranded – often in the middle of an intersection.
What Your Car is Saying: Schedule a visit ASAP so we can get this fixed before it breaks.

Whatever noise you’re hearing, give us a call. We promise we’ll hear the phone ring and get you an appointment scheduled so that the only noise in your engine will be the hum of it working properly!

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