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WHAT IS THAT STRANGE SOUND COMING FROM MY CAR?

Your vehicle is equipped with many, many sensors and microprocessors that are routinely monitoring your car’s operational capabilities. This includes sensors that would trigger dashboard indicator lights such as the check engine light if a problem is detected. However, these sensors aren’t foolproof and there are issues that are more easily diagnosed using your own senses, particularly your hearing. Weird noises coming from your car are a clear indicator that there is trouble onboard. The following are just a few of the common sounds of trouble that may be produced by your car if it is having trouble operating. Rumbling engine Does your car’s engine sound much louder than it used to? Is it particularly loud during rapid acceleration? This if often a sign of an exhaust leak. This noise may be accompanied by heavily decreased fuel efficiency or a vibrating gas pedal or steering wheel, if the leak is bad enough. Screeching when braking D ... read more

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