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But there are some car sounds that you do not want to hear as they may signal a malfunction. Roll out the windows from time to time and start hearing “any weird noises,” says Mike Pat, director of technical education at the Ohio College of Technology in Cleveland. “You know your car, so you can often pick something that can be a problem.”
These seven sounds of the car can be warning signs of trouble.
- Sounds like a coin in a clothes dryer.
- The brakes creak, growl or growl
- There is a sound of cutting, tapping or squeezing the finger as it turns
- A rhythmic squeak that accelerates as you accelerate
- Crying, whining or even “singing”
- Rhythmic croaking, tapping or hitting under the hat.
- Creep under the hood when running or accelerating.
1. Sounds like a coin in a clothes dryer
What does it mean. If you hear something rattling inside the wheel at low speeds (then “stops” when you drive faster), it could be a nut loosening in the hub cap. This may mean that your wheel was not pressed correctly the last time it was removed և replaced. Take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible.
2. The brakes creak, creak or growl
What does it mean. If you hear a creaking sound, your brake pads or shoes may be nearing the end of their service life և should be replaced. If they growl or growl, check your brakes immediately. It can be a sign that the pads are so worn that the metal touches the metal. A serious problem that could affect braking efficiency. (Check out these 5 signs that you need new brake pads.)
3. The sound of cutting, jumping or squeezing the finger is heard when turning
What does it mean. If you have a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, you hear this sound when you turn or turn (but the noise stops when you drive straight), one or both of the constant speed (CV) connections are on. your front axle may need to be replaced.
4. Rhythmic crunch that accelerates as you accelerate
What does it mean. If you have a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive եք you hear this sound, the culprit may be the U-joint, which is in pairs անում are the components of the drive shaft. Check it with a mechanic immediately.
5. Crying, whining or even “singing”.
What does it mean. This is usually a sign that your bearings, the small metal balls that help the parts rotate smoothly, are not doing their job. But which ones? If you have a front-wheel drive և the sound changes as you turn left, right և again, these are probably the front bearings. The steadily rising, steady howl signals the rear wheel bearings. If you have a rear-wheel drive engine, the murmur intensifies as you accelerate; your differential, which allows your wheels to spin at different speeds when needed, may leak fluid. Fix it right away.
6. Rhythmic croaking, tapping or hitting from under the hat
What does it mean. There may be a serious problem with the valves, connecting rods or cylinders. Hurry to contact a mechanic.
7. Crunching under the lid during start-up or acceleration
What does it mean. It can be caused by worn or loose accessory belts that move things like a powerful steering pump, air conditioning compressor, or variable. In the case of newer cars, it can point to the snake belt, which drives several accessories at the same time և is relatively easy: cheap to fix.
If you have ever been stranded on the road, having an Emergency Road Service (ERS) can get you out of trouble quickly. (It is available through your GEICO Mobile app.) Add ERS to your policy for just a penny a day for each car.
By Ira Hellman
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- 1 These seven sounds of the car can be warning signs of trouble.
- 1.1 1. Sounds like a coin in a clothes dryer
- 1.2 2. The brakes creak, creak or growl
- 1.3 3. The sound of cutting, jumping or squeezing the finger is heard when turning
- 1.4 4. Rhythmic crunch that accelerates as you accelerate
- 1.5 5. Crying, whining or even “singing”.
- 1.6 6. Rhythmic croaking, tapping or hitting from under the hat
- 1.7 7. Crunching under the lid during start-up or acceleration