Hearing strange sounds from your car? It may be time for car servicing
When you hear strange sounds coming from your car, these could be signs that your car is due for car servicing soon:
Whining from under the bonnet – It could be due to a loose belt which may be the beginning of a nightmare. Arrange to have your car checked as it may result in issues such as vehicle overheating or battery related problems.
Louder-than-usual exhaust noise – It could be due to a hole or a crack in your exhaust.
Uneven engine noise – Listen to your engine when your car is in a stationary mode. Uneven engine noise could be due to engine misfiring or a threatening engine malfunction.
Metal-on-metal – Scraping sound from your car needs attention. It could be due to a broken part scraping and may cause extra damage if it is not resolved promptly.
Squealing when you hit the brake – This could possibly be a case of worn out brake pads. It could also be a suspension problem with your steering.
Crunching gears – Gearbox wear and tear is common occurrence for gear boxes. Thus, if you discover crunching noise when change your gear, it is time to send your car for servicing.
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Other useful checks on your car condition
Thin Brake Pads
Ensure that your vehicle’s brake pad is at least a quarter inch thick. To make a quick check on this, turn your steering wheel to full lock and look directly onto the front of the caliper. Look though the caliper to determine if your brake pads appear thin and need replacement. Be very careful to avoid touching the disc, as you may burn your fingers.
If your vehicle is pulling in a different direction when you are driving, it could be due to a faulty braking system or a deflated tire. We suggest to get it checked and book a car servicing appointment without delay.
Engine warning light
For a new driver, your vehicle’s dashboard is the best reference to understand the condition of your car. Check your car manual to identify the issues that are flagged to rectify the problems easily. Yellow engine light is the universal indicator that your vehicle needs car servicing soon. Never ignore the signs on the dashboard as you may end up paying a higher price if your car breaks down in the middle of the express highway.
Situations do get serious if noise from your car is overlooked. It may aggravate to overheating problems which will result in steam releasing from the radiator. Check the temperature gauge to determine if it is safe to continue driving. If it is already at the maximum, pull over your vehicle to cool it before moving on. Ensure that the needle is in the middle of the gauge when your vehicle starts running.
However, try to stop your car immediately if blue smoke is released from the vehicle. It is a sign that the engine is burning oil. This could be due to many reasons such as worn out valve seal, piston rings or gasket failure and more. Thus, oil leak inside the engine and to exhaust parts causing it to burn up with the fuel. Hence, it is necessary to stop the vehicle and engage a tow service to tow it to the garage.We would be able to assist you with car towing service also.
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At the heart of our service is to build a trusted relationship with you. When you send your car for car servicing, maintenance and repairs with us, you are assured your car is in good hands.
Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Give us a call today if you experience any of the listed issues above, and let our skilled mechanics carry out checks for you. At ECV, we take pride in what we do, and look to build a long term relationship with you.
Your satisfaction is important to us, and we look forward to serving you soon. Find out also about our car servicing packages available for your regular car servicing needs.