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Noises To Be Aware of for Your Vehicle

by | Jan 29, 2018 | Noises, Safe Driving Tips, Vehicle Safety Inspections, Winter Driving Tips



Noises from your vehicle should not be ignored. You will want to keep your vehicle operating in the best condition possible when you drive. One of the most important things that you can do is to make sure you bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. By doing this, you can help prevent issues from getting worse and causing more damage in the long run. When you drive your car, you may also notice an odd noise that it might make.

Squeal or Screech noise

You might hear squealing or screeching when you apply the brakes. This could mean that you might need new brake pads or brake rotors. Usually this sound means that the brake is worn, resulting in the brake pad not releasing properly and causing heat and noise. When you brake, you might also hear a grinding noise. It could mean that the brake pads need to be replaced and something is rubbing against the brake rotors incorrectly. The brake pads may be beyond their wear limit, they may be coming into rough, uneven contact with the rotors, or it can be something more serious like brake calipers or pistons grinding against the rotor.

Rumble noise


Another noise you might notice is a rumble or rattling noise from the exhaust. This could be caused from the exhaust system of your vehicle. The most common sign is when your vehicle sounds louder than it did before, from under the vehicle. Exhaust system repairs can be as simple as reattaching a loose pipe, replacing a corroded pipe section or attaching a new muffler. It may also be the catalytic converter for your vehicle. The best thing to do is bring the vehicle in, so we can inspect it for you. When you notice an issue, it is important to have the issue looked at so no further problems happen. This can also help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.