Letting your Auto Repair Experts Determine their Source
It’s the rare driver that, when he hears odd noises coming from his engine compartment, doesn’t furrow his brow in concern and worry. It’s common for both daily drivers and true car enthusiasts to stop in wonder at what the screech, rumble or hiss means when first noted. But is it cause for panic?
Where engine noise can indicate the presence of a growing or serious issue, different noises at different times indicate completely different problems. Describing that noise over the phone to your auto repair specialist is generally not all that helpful; which is why we recommended that you bring your car in for service. Some of the noises coming from your engine that indicate your European auto may need repair or that your BMW or VW needs service include:
- An ear-splitting, and often embarrassing, squeal. This irritating commotion that happens when you first turn your car on indicates that your fan belt has become loose. Let your Denver mechanic replace it safely as today’s belt settings can be quite complicated in some models.
- Hissing or sizzling. These noises, heard when the engine is first shut off, are a sign that something is leaking or that your engine is overheating.
- Grinding or scraping. If these noises are heard when applying your brakes, it’s a good indicator that you are in real need of new brake pads as the bare metal has now come in contact with other bare metal.
- Whining. Not only irritating when emanating from small children, engine whine often points to excessive wear to the transmission or differential.
Because today’s automobiles are complex machines that contain a plethora of working parts, a number of different sounds can be produced when something goes even slightly amiss. With more than a decade of experience as St. Charles’ preferred choice for import auto service and repair, our certified technicians have the qualified experience to know what those mysterious noises mean and can provide proper diagnosis and repair recommendations that can be trusted.