Everyone’s life now-a-days revolves around their car. They use it to get to work, get home, take their family where they need to go, and to get away from it all. Without our cars we are in so much trouble. So what happens when your vehicle starts to make noises? Well, you start to worry. Is it just a normal wear and tear noise or is there something wrong with it?
Don’t get me wrong all machines make noises as they get older and a car is a machine. The trick is to know when your cars making noises warning you that something is about to go very wrong.
Some noises that are not normal are high pitch squeals, gringing sounds, and vibrating sounds. Anytime you hear these types of noises you want to have your cars check immediately. If you listen carefully you can actually hear where the noise is coming from so you can explain it to your mechanic. Also note when it’s making the noise. Is it when you brake or accelerate? Or is it when it’s idling?
When your car is making sounds while you are braking it’s most likely a brake problem. Either your brakes are low, or the rotars are bad. If you hear a noise while you go over bumps or into dips then you will need to have your suspension checked out. Whether you hear these noises in these places or somewhere else it’s a good idea to have your car taken in to have it checked out.
If you catch a problem early on it will prevent that problem from causing more serious problems and costing you way much more if you end up waiting too long. Plus, a car problem is never really a small problem. If your car stops working it can cause serious problems for you. They are also extremely dangerous to you and your car. You can have a malfunction causing an accident or your car can stop working all together.
Another way to know if you are having a problem is by your vehicles performance. If your car is running differently than usual then you should take it in to a mechanic. Keep an eye out for poor gas mileage, rough acceleration, very hard starts, not starting, and rough idling.
Pay close attention to your car. Most families can’t afford to lose their car or buy a new one.
Here are some tips to keep you car running at it’s best and avoid malfunctions. First keep up with regularly scheduled maintanences like oil changes or tune ups. Have your brakes, suspension, undercarriage, and tires looked at regularly even if you are not hearing any noises. Lastly, drive your car like you do value it. Don’t do any hard accelerating. Take it easy.
Since your financial and social life depends on you having a car keep it in good shape. Have your car checked frequently. Also, listen and watch for any changes in your car. If changes or noises pop up take it in for a check up.