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Frightening Car Sounds That Could Leave You Stranded

Young man with a broken car calling for assistance

With another Halloween just completed, we are reminded of those noises that go bump in the night and scary howls that make the hair stand up on the back of our necks.  These same sounds can be just as frightening when they come from under the hood of your car.


High-Pitched Screeches When You Brake – Are you greeted with ear-splitting screeches whenever you hit the brakes? This is usually a sign that your brake system needs some attention and possibly new brake pads, rotor resurfacing, or replacement.


Grinding, Crunching Noises When You Brake – Another creepy sound you may hear when braking is a guttural grinding or crunching sound. This sound usually means that you could need new brake pads, rotors, or calipers. Your brake pads may be beyond their limit and might also be coming into contact with the rotor or grinding against the rotor.


Squealing Noises from Under the Hood – It can be terrifying to hear this high-pitched squealing noise when you start your car, push on the accelerator, or even turn on the air conditioning. If you’re experiencing this, it might be your serpentine belt crying out for some help beneath the hood. Make sure you get this corrected as soon as you can so your belt won’t break.


Growling, Humming, or Roaring When You Drive – No, there isn’t a monster or demon lurking in your car. It more than likely is your tires or wheel bearings telling you that they need immediate attention.


If you feel as if your car is getting into the Halloween spirit lately by creating some unworldly noises, bring your ride in for inspection, or repair, to TGK Automotive!




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