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Common Vehicle Sounds That Indicate Trouble

Common Vehicle Sounds That Indicate Trouble

The sound from a vehicle can help you determine the problem. If your car has a clicking sound, that's a sign of an engine knocking. If you hear grinding or squealing sounds, it could be related to drivetrain components. Different vehicle sounds can indicate trouble. They include engine noise, squealing brakes, a thumping sound, a clanking sound, and others. Some of the common vehicle sounds that indicate trouble include: Engine Noise The sound that comes from the engine can range from a constant hum to a roar. It could be a leak or something more serious like a blown head gasket. Squealing Brakes A high-pitched squealing sound could be due to worn brake pads. Brake pads typically wear out over time, causing some friction on the rotors, which can cause noise and heat build-up. However, it could also be uneven tire wear, inefficient brake lining, or even a clogged oil. Thumping Noise The causes for thumping noise include, improper tire pressure, worn-out shock absorber, inadeq ... read more

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