5 Car Noises That Require Immediate Attention

Cars are pretty noisy machines. Noises like vroom vroom and beep beep are among the ones you hear from cars all the time. Some noises, however, you should never hear come out of your car because they mean there's something wrong that needs to be fixed right away.

1. Rumbling

If your car is making a rumbling sound, a hole in your muffler might be the culprit but if your car is also shaking, it might a problem with your spark plugs causing the cylinder to misfire. Either way, it needs to be looked at by a mechanic as soon as you can get there.

2. Grinding

Grinding is not something you want to hear when you're behind the wheel and it could mean that there's an issue with your motor. Don't worry though, it might just need an adjustment. Take it to the shop to find out for sure.

3. Popping

If you're driving and you suddenly hear a popping sound, you should take your car to the shop right away. That is not the kind of sound you want to hear from your car. You might hear a sound like that if there's an engine exhaust leak. So you'll want this taken care of as soon as possible.

4. Hissing

Your car might be hissing for a few different reasons. It could be because your engine is too hot or it could mean something is leaking. Don't waste any time and get it to a mechanic as soon as possible to find out what's going on and take care of it.

5. Squealing

Squealing is a sound you expect to hear from a pig but not from your car. Squealing coming from your car is pretty unnerving and it's likely due to a problem with your brakes. If your brake pads are worn, you'll need to get your pads replaced. If you don't, your brakes could fail and that would be a scary situation to be in.

Make sure you pay attention to the sounds your car makes because, while it could be no big deal, it might be something serious that requires immediate attention.

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