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Indicators that Your Car is Not Working as it Should

Some people love the sound of an engine. The rumble and rev as they drive is thrilling and fun. But there are other sounds your car makes, and those sounds can be a sign that something is wrong. So, pay attention to these sounds and signs your car is not working as it should be.

Squealing Brakes

The first sound to listen for is squeaky brakes. Your brakes are an important part of your car. A car with bad brakes can be pretty dangerous. Imagine trying to stop and your brakes fail. It’s pretty frightening. A clear sign that your brakes need a check is a loud squeak or squeal as you stop. There are a lot of reasons for this squeal, including harmless things like dirt and humidity. But this can also be a sign that your brakes are worn out and going bad. So, if you notice you have squeaky brakes, it’s time to get them checked. This article can help you determine if Your Car Needs New Brakes.

Sudden Changes

Another sound that you’ll want to pay attention to is any sudden change in the noises your car makes. From loose parts to ruined shocks, when parts of your car are ruined or on their way to being ruined, you’ll often notice rattles, bangs, clangs and other noises. If you’ve gotten used to a loud car, but suddenly there’s a new noise that you’ve never noticed before, it’s time to take a look at what could be causing it. Whether it’s the thud of a flat tire, or the rattle of a loose muffler, sudden noises can indicate simple wear and tear or more serious issues.

That Little Light on Your Dash

The most important sign that something may be wrong with your vehicle is pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people ignore it. If your check engine light is on, it’s time to check your engine. Your check engine light is a simple, but useful indicator. Sometimes, there may be a malfunction with the light, but it’s never wise to just assume that’s the problem. If that light on your dashboard appears, don’t ignore it because it could be your car warning you about any number of problems going on under the hood.

What to Do

If you do find that your vehicle isn’t working properly, keep in mind that used parts are much less expensive. When those parts are from My Auto Store, they’re safe and certified by our team. So, contact us today for any used car parts you need!

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