Car Sounds You Should Pay Attention To

After months of years of driving your vehicle, you usually get familiar with how it operates. Typically, your car should not make any alarming sounds whenever you drive. However, a pinging, squeaking, or even metallic clanking sound can throw off your driving. Hearing unfamiliar noises can be stressful, especially when you are unsure if the sound could mean a big problem or not.


As soon as you notice an unusual sound, it's essential to make a mental note of when the sound occurs, what it sounds like, and where it came from. With this valuable information, you can make it easier for our professional technicians to diagnose your vehicle problem.


When you bring your car, SUV, or truck to our shop, you can trust that it is in good hands while we pinpoint the issue. Here are some frequent car sounds that you may hear and the problem it may indicate

  • Squealing, screeching, or grinding coming from the brakes
    • Possible cause: worn brake pads, bad rotors, sticky calipers, or low brake fluid
  • Sputtering or rattling exhaust noises from underneath the car
    • Possible cause: Cracked or clogged exhaust component or related pipes
  • Screeching or squealing noise from under the hood
    • Possible cause: A loose or worn serpentine belt
  • Humming or roaring noise while accelerating 
    • Possible cause: failing transmission/low transmission fluid, UV joints, worn wheel bearings
  • Clunking when driving
    • Possible cause: worn shocks and/or struts or steering components

Either way, it's better to get a proper diagnosis from an automotive professional. We invite you to bring your vehicle to Snellville Auto Center for a comprehensive assessment.

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