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From the moment you start your car, listen to every message it is telling you. A good quick ignition and the roar of your engine tells you all is working well and fine. You know the sounds your car makes, from the humming of the tires, to the sound of your engine. But what if you hear something different? A sound that is not normal to your car. It may indicate something is wrong. Know what your car is telling you. Here are some common sounds that may indicate there is something wrong.
If you hear a whistle, this can be caused by several different things. Check if the sound only occurs when you are moving and is coming from the inside. This may mean air is coming in from broken weather stripping. If you hear the sound from the engine, there may be a leak. Some components of your car are pressurized and seal. A whistling sound may mean air is escaping from one of these components. Check the different hoses in you engine. Another area to check is your radiator. The gasket may need replacing.
This can be a bit tricky to find. Most knocking sounds will be found under your car, and by the wheels and suspension. Do you hear a sound when passing through a speed bump? Or is it when you turn the wheel? This can be a sign of a damaged wheel bearing. It can also mean your tires need balancing.
Do you hear your car belting out a loud screech? Very aptly, it is most likely coming from one of your engine belts. Your car engine contains a system of pulleys and belts that circulate at high speeds. Over time, the belts, which is made of rubber, may wear out and crack. This causes a loud sound that seems like your car is screaming for help. Luckily, these are inexpensive to replace and fix. Do it quickly though, as it may lead to a bigger problem if you let it continue.
Does it seem like your car has a ticking clock? You may be hearing the faint sound of dripping liquid. Check the floor of where you park, do you notice any spills? You may want to open your hood and check your reservoir. Water, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and even water may be leaking. Check if any of them have reduced in quantity.
Caring for your car protects it from further problems and larger breakdowns. For things you can not control, protect yourself and your car by having the best insurance coverage. At Spotts Insurance Services, LLC, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (570) 742-4500. You can also request for a free quote by CLICKING HERE.