If your car starts making strange noises while driving, this is usually a sign of an issue within your vehicle. The source can vary depending on the sound and when you hear it. If you do hear a strange noise, don’t ignore it! The best thing to do is to note down the noise, including exactly what you hear and when it happens. If it persists over a few days, you should bring your vehicle into your local mechanic for an inspection.
The problem causing the noise can vary depending on where the noise is coming from and when it happens. Some common strange noises and their sources include:
- Squealing, screeching, or grinding while braking
- Sputtering or rattling exhaust noises from underneath the car
- Chirping or squealing noise from under the hood
- Humming, growling or roaring noise while accelerating or driving at faster speeds
As soon as you notice a strange noise, be sure to note down where it seemed to be coming from and when it happened. Understanding when the noise occurs and where it could be coming from will help your local mechanic be able to better pinpoint the issue at hand. The best thing to do is to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible just in case the issue is something major.
If you’re noticing a strange noise while driving, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Premier 1 Car Care LLC. We will diagnose the issue and get you back on the road quickly and safely.