Car parts work as a comprehensive whole to create a fully functional car. When one of the parts deteriorate or break down, it can cause significant issues for the car and affect performance. Sounds are a great indicator of what might be wrong with your car.

Here are some not so friendly sounds to look out for when driving your car. Once identified, head on over to Dodson Autospares to view our extensive range of Japanese car parts in Auckland online.

Squealing or scraping brakes

Brakes are an integral part of a car. When they start squealing or scraping, this may indicate that there may be a problem with your braking system. Brake pads and rotors can wear down during use. If the brake pads start to wear down, squealing can start to occur as metal comes into contact with metal.

If you wait too long to replace your brake pads, further wear can occur to the rotors and a more costly mechanical bill can ensue.

Sounds when changing gears

If your car is making sounds such as a clunking noise while changing gears, there may be something wrong with your transmission The first thing to look for is that the transmission fluid has been topped up. If the issue is still present, the car should be brought to a qualified mechanic for further diagnosis. Second-hand parts provide a suitable cost-effective solution.

Knocking or grinding under the hood

A knocking sound is almost always due to a problem with the engine. Firstly, check there is enough lubrication for your engine. If the knocking sound continues, it is recommended that you take your car to a mechanic. There could be a problem internally which may lead to complete engine failure.

Rattling under your car

Rattling is not a great sound for your car to be making. If it is apparent while idling, the first thing to check is the exhaust. If it is coming from a particular wheel while driving, this may mean a wheel bearing is loose. Ideally, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.

Squealing or roaring during acceleration

The only sound a car should be making during acceleration is a healthy revving noise. Squealing could be due to a loose or worn-out serpentine belt. This is an integral component of the car and must be tightened or replaced.

Noises when turning

If there is anything wrong with your turning, it is most likely due to issues with the steering system. It is important to get a professional to look at your car if it is making noises while turning. A car with steering issues can be incredibly dangerous to drive.

Hissing noises

Ideally, your car should not sound like an angry snake. Filled with complex systems and hoses especially around the engine, if one of these become loose, it can be very problematic. Pop the hood and see if you can identify where the hissing is coming from. Alternatively, enlist a mechanic.

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When your car is making sounds, it is a strong indicator that there may be something wrong. It is essential to take the noises seriously as delaying repair may make the underlying problems even worse.

Dodson Autospares

At Dodson Autospares, we sell spare parts in Auckland. When you are in need of affordable auto parts, give us a call.

We hold an extensive range of new and used car parts in NZ. Anything we don’t have, we make an extensive effort to track down any part that you need at the best possible price. Purchase any second-hand car parts from Auckland and NZ-wide with Dodson Autospares.

We have a range of genuine parts for the following makes:

  • Toyota parts
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