Listening to your car is one of the most effective ways to diagnose an issue before it becomes an expensive problem. This blog will list out some common sounds to watch out for in your car that could be hinting at a deeper issue.
Is your engine suddenly much louder? Or perhaps you hear knocking noises in your car? Most people don’t even recognize these signs. Observe these sounds, if you notice them growing more and more frequent over a period of a few days, it’s time to take action. Be sure to visit a specialist car workshop like Gargash Auto for further diagnosis.
Trust me, ignoring these early symptoms won’t make the sound magically go away. In fact delaying getting your car checked out can actually cause the issue to worsen, resulting in a more expensive repair job.
Some of the more common sounds that you can watch out for along with what the underlying cause may be are –
When your car’s brake pads wear down, they are designed to make a high-pitched squealing noise. This sound is an indication that your brake pads need to be changed right away. Worn-down brake pads are the most common cause for squeaking. It’s recommended to get your brake pads replaced every 80,000 Kms or so.
Another less common cause of squealing break is rotor rust. Over a period of time, the brake rotors of your car can get rusty, especially in a warm and humid environment like Dubai. So you might hear the noise as a result of this rust build up. This prevents your breaks from working properly too so the sound is not the only thing you need to worry about.
What you can do: When your Brake pad indicators produce a sharp squeal it’s important to listen to it’s warning and visit a car workshop to maintain their health.
Grinding or grating
If you start to hear grinding or grating noises as your car shifts into a near gear, this is a symptom of a serious transmission problem. The simplest possible issue is most likely low transmission fluid levels in your car. However, if this is left untreated it could eventually result in the need for a major transmission repair.
Are you hearing strange knocking noises from the bottom of your car? Don’t worry your car is not haunted, chances are your constant velocity (CV) joint is acting up.
If this knocking sound is heard when you turn your car, the constant velocity (CV) joints on your front axle could need replacing. Not to worry the experienced and brand certified technicians at Gargash Auto will be more than happy to fix the issue for you.
An exhaust leak is one of the most common causes for an unusually loud car engine. The exhaust system of your vehicle carries hot fumes out of the engine away from where you’re seated and then releases it out of the rear of the car. This is not the only function of your exhaust, it always reduces engine noise. If there is a hole or a crack in the exhaust pipe it’ll result in vibrations felt throughout the car and/or a loud engine.
If you are facing any of these problems, stop by at Gargash Auto, we’ve two branches – in Al Qouz and Al Qusais. Your car is in safe hands with our brand certified technicians and mechanics, that specialize in caring for all European cars, and more specifically German cars.