Most car noises come from the engine, belts and pulleys, hoses, exhaust system, tires, suspension system, tire to pavement contact, braking and aerodynamic interference. A car noise may be an early signal of an auto system or component failure. Learn to listen to your car and address the sound early by having a mechanic check it out. Early maintenance saves money.
Step one to the identification of a problem is listening to your car when it’s signaling you there is a problem. Step two is for you to identify where on your car the noise is coming from. Step 3 is to find a similar car noise from our car noise library. Step 4 take your car to a trusted mechanic and play the noise back to the mechanic. Step 5 is to have the mechanic diagnose and repair the problem.
Preventive maintenance will decrease the chance of you ever saying “my car makes noise”. The best maintenance policy is to have your cars belts and hoses checked annually, your oil regularly changed, your brake pad and exhaust system inspected.
But if you find yourself saying “my car makes a noise” then use our noise database to spot the problem and get your car serviced.