The Sounds that Mean it is Time for Auto Repair

The Sounds that Mean it is Time for Auto RepairThere are many ways to tell if your car is having trouble operating, such as a dashboard indicator light, strange odors or weird vibrations. Sounds, however, often accompany many different car problems. If you come across any of the following noises while on your commute don't hesitate to get to an auto repair shop for further diagnostics and repair. The only way to know what is wrong for sure is to have a professional auto repair technician to conduct diagnostics.

Increased engine noise

An exhaust leak can result in your car's engine sounding louder than normal. The rev of the engine will be highly pronounced, especially while quick acceleration, such as when you're getting on the freeway. Exhaust leaks are bad for your car, as they result in decreased fuel efficiency and they can emit hazardous fumes into the atmosphere, or your car, putting you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Grinding when braking

If you hear a grinding noise when you hit the brakes get to an auto shop as soon as possible. This is a sign of worn brake pads, which need to be replaced immediately in order to restore braking power.

Whining steering wheel

The power steering system makes it easy to turn your car, but a failing power steering pump can cause some serious control issues. A common sign of a failing pump is a whining noise that occurs when you turn sharply. Don't ignore this issue, as it can make your vehicle unsafe to operate.

Squealing transmission

A transmission that is low on transmission fluid may create a grinding or squealing noise as it shifts. Operating the transmission with low levels of fluid will cause bigger damage, likely resulting in a need for a transmission rebuild.

Knocking under the hood

Can you hear a knocking noise under the hood that rises and falls with the engine RPMs? There is a good chance that this is related to failing engine bearings, which are the bearings the moving parts of the engine rest on. Should the engine bearings seize your engine will end up needing major repairs and likely an engine rebuild.

Pay attention to the noises your car is making and have them checked out if they seem suspicious. For expert automotive diagnostics in Phoenix for any make or model, including hybrids, head to Gearhead Automotive Center. We offer complete auto repair for foreign and domestics. If your car is giving you signs of trouble give us a call at (602) 497-3541 to schedule superior auto repair in Phoenix or the surrounding areas.

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