Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trouble Under the Hood:Car Noises Translated


Your car talks in different ways. Different sounds mean different things may be wrong with your vehicle. Knowing these sounds helps your mechanic to know what to look for. The only sound you need to hear is the engine! Ask your mechanic what different auto noises mean, but here is a quick list.

A squealing sound may indicate something wrong with the tires, or the breaking mechanism.

A rattling sound could indicate loose nuts or bolts, so bring your car in to a mechanic as soon as you hear it!

A popping sound is also very serious, as it could indicate a leaking valve, or wire problems.

Knowing your vehicle and what to hear for is very important. Research what your car should and shouldn’t sound like, for proper maintenance of your vehicle, and your safety!

At the Yuba City Toyota Service Department, you’ll find a state of the art facility that is fully equipped to handle all phases of maintenance & repair. Our Factory trained technicians have the tools and the experience to maintain, diagnose & repair your Toyota the right way, the first time! To make an appointment, please call us at (800)917-8695.

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