There are many sounds that a car can make, and plenty of them signal that something is wrong-potentially detrimental to your car and your safety. Unfortunately, it can be confusing to know the difference between which sounds are important and which are not.
To help you out, we've put together this short list of a few common sounds that cars make, and what they may mean:
- Screeching when you brake: Your brake hardware may be damaged or in need of replacement. This will need to be handled quickly, or you'll risk further damage to the vehicle.
- Grinding when you brake: In this instance, it's very likely that something is rubbing the brake rotors the wrong way. Perhaps something was installed improperly, and now, it's wearing on the brake pads.
- Rattling from underneath the car: Your exhaust system may need to be repaired, and you may have to replace multiple components of the system to make it function properly again as a whole.
- Sizzling under the hood: If you hear a sort of hissing or sizzling sound that appears to be coming from under the hood, one of the car's fluids may be leaking. Depending on what it is, this can be particularly dangerous.
- Roaring when accelerating: Depending on whether you are driving an automatic or manual transmission, this could mean different things. It could also indicate more exhaust system issues.
Of course, if you are at all worried about your car, you should seek the help of a professional at Titus-Will Ford's service department. We will be happy to fix the issue and get you back on the road in no time.