Even though you may be keeping up with your routine maintenance schedule, mechanical parts still wear out over time. When you start hearing knocking sounds or rattles, it’s a sign to bring your vehicle in for a repair.
Clunking, knocking or rattling noises are clues of car troubles no matter if your car is old or new. Here are a few reasons what your noisy car may be telling you.
Knocking Noise When Driving Over Bumps
A loose suspension is what typically causes the knocking noise when you go over bumpy roads. However, it is possible that the stabilizer links are worn, there is a loose control arm, or there is an issue with the struts/shocks. These knocking noises are early signs that should be addressed sooner rather than later. When components of the suspension go out, you could lose control of your car.
Noises While Accelerating
If you’re hearing a grinding noise when accelerating, it could be a problem with a worn wheel bearing or clutch disc. Even before the grinding, you could be hearing a whining noise and, with service, could prevent the condition from getting worse.
Some other issues associated with acceleration include clicking noises at high speeds. These noises could signal problems with the transmission, brakes, suspension, work joints, or steering. If any of left alone long enough, they could put your safety at risk.
Flapping Sounds Under the Hood
Flapping noises at higher speeds mean there is something loose on your vehicle. It could be broken fasteners, loose wheel liners, or something more serious such as a worn fan belt.
Our ASE Certified Technicians know what to look for and can diagnose these noisy problems. Bring your noisy vehicle to “The Place Your Neighbors Trust”. We will get you back to a quiet ride in no time.