It’s always stressful when your car starts to make sounds that it hadn’t before, especially if it only happens at certain times. In most cases, you don’t have to worry about your vehicle falling apart right then and there. It is important to get it checked out, though, to make sure your safety on the road isn’t compromised. To help out the technicians when you come in for an appointment due to “clunks and rattles,” we’ve put together some questions to ask yourself so you have more awareness of your vehicle’s issues.
- Try to pin point where the sound is coming from. Is it coming from the engine, back of the car, undercarriage, etc.?
- Does it happen only at certain times like when you’re turning, driving over a speed bump, or braking?
- Does it occur at high speeds, low speeds, or when you’re at a full stop?
- Does it sound more like grinding, knocking, or ratting like something is loose?
- Does your steering wheel starting vibrating when you’re driving? Is it hard to turn the wheel?
If you’ve taken the time to ask yourself those questions, then you’re already helping the technicians diagnose the issue. A lot of the time, those noises are a warning of a system compromised due to wear and tear, a faulty part, or too much rough road driving, and our skilled technicians will do their best to get you back on the road in no time. Schedule an appointment if you’ve been hearing strange noises from your car, and we’ll help give you peace of mind as you drive.