Car Noises that Mean Trouble

What Do I Do if My Car is Making (Insert Sound)?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 8:00 am
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Car Noises that Mean Trouble

We don’t want to frighten you, but owning a car, truck or SUV is a big responsibility. Not only do you have a responsibility to drive safely at all times, but you also are responsible for your vehicle’s service and maintenance. Luckily, the certified technicians here at the Brandon Ford Service Department are always ready and willing to help you out whenever you need it. But that means you have to know when you and your new Ford car, truck or SUV need help. Cars are complex machines, and it takes a lot of time and practice to get to know all their ins and outs. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of car noises that mean trouble. If you hear your car, truck or SUV making any of these noises, be sure to let us know right away.

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This is a long list, so we’re going to get right down to it. But before we do, remember that if you hear your Ford car, truck or SUV making any of these noises, please be sure to let the friendly and experienced technicians here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, know right away. To make things easier for you, you can ask one of our automotive technicians a question right here on our website. So, here we go. Car noises you should listen for include any sound made while you turn a corner, any clunking sound while you’re braking, any flapping noises, any grinding sounds while shifting, any hissing or sizzling sound coming from under your hood, any knocking sounds coming from your engine, any loud bangs, any low-pitched humming coming from under your hood or under your car, any popping sounds coming from your engine, any rattles from anywhere inside or outside of your car, any unusual roaring sounds that continue to grow louder while you accelerate, any squealing or chirping sounds while you accelerate, any squealing noises while braking, any scraping or grinding noises while braking, any tapping or clicking sounds coming from your engine or any whining sounds coming from anywhere (except from the kids in the back seat – sorry, but that one is all yours to deal with).

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, if you hear any of these noises or any other unusual or problematic sounds, please contact our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, right away.

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