Sound is what we hear, and it enters the listener’s ears as waves in the air or other media, but it becomes noise when it interferes with listening. Manufacturers designed cars to make a pleasant sound, which can transform into an unusual noise and, of course, trigger concern. Your car engine’s unexpected noises are a distortion, and there’s a good chance that something is wrong. These noises include cracking, stuttering, whizzing, and rattling.
Any banging sounds might show a problem with the ignition. It produces this sound when the fuel within the cylinder ignites, resulting in a cracking noise. There are varieties of reasons the ignition could malfunction, including a faulty distributor cap, a defective fuel injector, or broken spark plugs. If the noise gets louder when you accelerate, the engine parts deep inside are most likely worn out.
This form of noise is always a concern if it occurs during a long drive. It is a frightening indication that there’s a serious problem if there’s an engine exhaust leak or a muffler hole caused by a fuel injector leak. A popping noise may also show a clogged air filter.
The buildup of dirt on the brake rotors, drums, pads, or shoes causes squealing noises, and it’s noticeable when you apply the brakes. This requires attention right away because there’s a good chance something is wrong with your brakes, it’ll increase the chances of brake failure if ignored. What it needs are brake-pad replacements if spotted early enough.
A hissing noise may show several issues, including an overheating engine, a leaking vacuum, a clogged exhaust system/catalytic converter, or fluid leaking into hot engine parts. It’s also possible that the vacuum has sprung a leak and makes a hissing sound as it burns because of the heat. The engine poses a safety risk, not to mention that it will cost you big bucks to fix.
When you engage the clutch and shift it into the manual transmission, it can grind or it gives a jerking and shaking when moving in an automatic transmission, all it needs is maybe a little tweaking. If you hear grinding when changing gears, you have a bigger problem, it indicates that your transmission is having issues. If you drive a manual transmission, it is almost certainly in need of replacement.
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- Ogolonto Center – Ogonlonto Bus stop, Ikorodu, Lagos
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- Lekki Lot Wole Ariyo – Plot1C, Block 43, Opposite Ronchess Pharmacy, Wole Ariyo, Lekki, Lagos
- Oando Service stations – Ikota Second Gate, KM 22, Lekki-Epe expressway, Ajah, Lagos
- Ajah Center – Total filling station, beside Bellevista records Ajah/Addo road Ajah, Lagos
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