How to Fix a Noisy Car

Noises in one’s car are brought about by the vibrations of different components of the car as it moves. One may hear a loud squeal when he/she is attempting to turn a corner or squeals from the brakes as one tries to stop the car. There are also clicks one can hear coming from the steering wheel as one turns.

This noises can be irritating to the both the driver and passengers and may make them worry that something might be wrong to the car. To fix this lifter tick issues, a number of steps can be taken to reduce the noise from the vehicle parts.

1. Squealing of engine when car is turned on

● This is mainly caused by the wearing out of the serpentine belt in the engine causing it to slip on the metal pulleys. This belt is salient in the engine as it helps power devices such as the starter, water-pump, air conditioning compressor, and also the radiator. To fix this issue on many occasions the belt can be re-adjusted. One can also opt to replace the belt itself.

2. Squealing from the Brake System

● A piercing falsetto of squealing while applying brakes indicates to spent brake pads that need to be replaced. The more the metallic the squealing is, the more the brakes are continually damaging the brake rotors. Be sure to have the brake pads replaced as early as possible. Another cause of squealing of brakes is the buildup of rust mostly in cars that are usually parked outside. This squealing however, will usually go away when the person starts driving and is not as pronounced as the latter cause of squealing.

3. Loud Tire Noises

● Tire noises are due to the flat spot that generate when one park’s his/her car for a period of time. To prevent and reduce this one needs to constantly be checking the pressure of the tires. If this isn’t the cause of the noises, one should also check the balance of the tires. Having tires checked regularly is paramount to ensure the car grips to the road at all times.

4. Clicking from Steering

● The clicking sound from the steering mostly while turning is as an effect of the wearing out or damage of the CBE or constant velocity joints. These parts are just like the wrists and ankle in a human body and they allow the vehicle axles to move with pliancy while the wheels are spinning. This issue can be dealt with by having a CV joint replacement by a mechanic.

5. The ‘If your broke alternative’

● If you don’t have the money to take your car to the technician, you can opt to invest in a heavy sound system for your car and be bumping away to Charlie Brown as you speed down the highway. This however is a temporary solution and is only possible when you turn your music system on every time you’re driving. For better results, just take your car to the mechanic.

On a finishing note, always pay attention to the noises your car is making when you’re driving and discover the precise location of the noise so as to communicate to the mechanic.

Also read here this article about how to install headlights in your car.