As you drive your car for longer periods of time, you’ll notice sounds that are normal to your specific car. However, over time, you may begin to notice weird car noises that could be a cause for concern. Here are 3 engine noises that should prompt a quick trip to one of our Scott’s Auto locations.
This might seem obvious, but one concerning noise is, in fact, no noise at all. When you don’t hear any noise when trying to start your car, it signals that you have a dead battery. In many cases, you can notice a battery beginning to become weak because it will make a struggling noise when you try to start your vehicle. When the battery is completely gone, you will hear no sounds and see no lights on your dash come on.
To maintain the life of your battery, Nationwide recommends:
If you ever hear a high-pitched screeching sound when you press your brake, it could indicate that your brake pads are wearing out and need to be replaced. Most brake pads come with pieces that are made to alert drivers when it’s time to replace the brake pads. When they begin to thin, a little piece of metal will rub against the metal brake disc, causing the high-pitched screeching sound when you push your brakes. When this happens, you need to have your brake pads replaced. However, sometimes you could hear noises when you brake that aren’t cause for concern. iDriveSafely explains that reasons you don’t need to worry include when:
Your exhaust system helps keep your car quiet and sends exhaust fumes away from the cabin, helping your engine run as it should and maintaining fuel efficiency and reducing polluting emissions. If you need exhaust repair, the telltale sign is hearing a loud, rumbling sound coming from underneath your car. If you hear this, it is important to get it looked at before it becomes a bigger issue. If you delay car exhaust repair, your repair can become costly and cause further damage to parts in your car’s operating system.
The safest route to early detection of potential issues is to make those routine tune-ups a priority in your schedule. If you hear a weird noise coming from your car, be safe and come get it looked at by our team of professionals at Scott’s Auto. We’re here for you!