Silence Unwelcomed Car Engine Noises
The engine is the very heart and soul of your vehicle so it’s important to make sure it’s always running properly and no unusual sounds are occurring while you’re driving. Servicing your engine is nothing you want to wait around on so the sooner you’re able to take time and figure out what’s wrong the better.
Deciphering any sound your car makes can be very frustrating and one of the most difficult things you can try to explain to someone. It doesn’t help that it could have a range of several different sounds that all indicate different problems which requires a specific service or repair.
However if you’re convinced it is coming from your engine then there are a couple of things you can do that can ease the frustration.
The first thing you want to check is if the sound occurs while you’re in motion, idle or both. If it occurs while in idle then you can park, let the car run and open the hood to see if you can hear the sound more clearly to see where it could be coming from.
Tip: Some people suggest diagnosing your engine sound with a stethoscope. It can help you narrow the field of where it is occurring and what sound is being heard.
If you don’t hear any sound while sitting idly then pay attention to what your car does when the sound happens to see what is happening. More often than not some sort of malfunction will occur with the sound whether it is slight or severe.
A ticking, rattling, popping, screeching and hissing sound could mean a number of different things and if you don’t feel like delving too deep into it then it would be best to bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive and let the professionals handle it for you. After the FREE initial diagnostic test ($80 value) they can find out what is wrong with your car’s engine and service it accordingly.