When something is wrong with a friend or family member, they are able to tell us how they feel and explain what’s got them under the weather. Our cars, however, cannot express this in the same way. Thus, it is important for you to be vigilant to the sounds your car make, as they can indicate the health of your vehicle.
So what do you do if you hear weird noises coming from your car? Contact Nissan of Clinton for service—we’ll be happy to investigate and fix the problem.
To help you narrow things down, here’s a quick guide to what those noises might mean:
- A clunky sound when you brake can mean some part of your brake is malfunctioning or that your steering system has worn components.
- A transmission that grinds when you shift gears can mean that your clutch is worn or needs to be adjusted. It could also indicate severe damage to your transmission.
- Squeaky brakes can indicate that your brake pads are near the end of their life. It might also indicate that they are wet.
- A knocking sound emanating from the hood can mean that your air filter is clogged or that you need a tune-up.
There are several kinds of noises you should follow up on if you hear them while driving. Contact our service department if you need help diagnosing them and fixing the issues that might be causing them.