March 26, 2013
You woke up late and are rushing to get out of the house. The kids get in the car and you set-off to start your day, when you hear it. There’s a loud noise coming from under the hood of your car.
Automobiles have 1000s of moving parts and your vehicle is bound to make a noise at some point during your ownership of it. It’s important to know when the sound you’re hearing needs immediate attention to reduce the risk of further damage to your car or poses a safety concern for you or your family. One of the first things to do when you hear an unusual sound from you car is check the dashboard to see if there are any warning lights on.
The more information that you can give to your car service agent when you talk with them, the easier it will be for them to determine what the problem could be. When you hear a noise from under the hood, try to recall what you were doing when the noise began. For example, if you hear a squealing noise when you hit your brakes, chances are that you need new brake pads. Also, try your best to determine how to accurately describe the sound.
When you schedule an appointment with Hillmuth Certified Automotive and bring your car in, one of the first things that we will do is to try to recreate the sound that you are hearing. This is one of the best ways for us to diagnose a problem. With your help explaining what it sounds like and what was happening when you heard it, we can try to quickly determine the cause and get you back on the road again.
Contact Hillmuth today if your car is making an unusual noise and have one of our professionals take a look.