Most of the noises you hear from the sound of your tires gripping the pavement to the revving of your engine when you accelerate, all indicate a perfectly functioning vehicle. However, when you notice the squealing, squeaking, screeching, clunking, clicking, humming, hissing, rattling, knocking or popping, they indicate all is not well and to avoid costlier repairs, you need to have the repairs done sooner than later. Today, we at Top Notch Auto Body and Mechanic would like to discuss the various
braking and other noises. Brake noises in particular are very distinct and the sound they make are often cringe worthy. Being an important element to safety and ignoring the issues with the brakes can lead to serious issues.
Common Braking Noises
– You may be hearing your brake pads and shoes moving, if you are experiencing a squeaking noise when you brake, often due to poor installation of your brake pads.
– You may be hearing the brake manufacturer’s built in indicator that it’s time to have your brakes serviced if you hear a high-pitched squealing noise that happens when you’re driving and it goes away when you hit the brakes.
– Suggesting that your brake pads have worn all the way down and are grinding into the rotor if you hear a grinding or growling noise from your brakes.
It is ideal idea to get your brakes checked by a trained and licensed mechanic when you first notice the screeching sounds of poo brakes.
Troubleshooting Engine Sounds
It is important to pay attention to any unexpected noises that your engine is making as the heart of your vehicle. Below are the common engine noises.
– You may be experiencing improper combustion if you hear a ping or knocking noise in your engine. Using an incorrect air-to-fuel mixture, carbon deposits on your cylinder walls, or the wrong octane gasoline, as this can be caused by a few different things.
– The vehicle is most likely either have a dead battery or the wiring of the starter is loose in the event you hear a clicking noise in your engine when you turn the ignition and your vehicle doesn’t start.
– Generally, the culprit is the valvetrain should you hear a ticking or tapping noise in your engine. This can be because of low oil level or the need for an oil change, or it could suggest more serious mechanical issues, like an oil pump replacement requirement.
Loud Noise when Accelerating
When you are accelerating or turning, some usual sounds can manifest. Below are a few possibilities.
– It may be an issue with your exhaust system or transmission if the noise you hear is a roaring that increases as you accelerate.
– You may have an issue with your steering and suspension, should your vehicle makes a whining, creaking, or squealing noise when turning, however, as one of the more complex parts of your vehicle, there is a lot of different things that could be wrong.
– There is a good chance it has to do with your drive belt, should you experience a squealing noise when accelerating. This may be fixed by replacing your belt, or it may be a much more serious concern.