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The Scariest Automotive Sounds We've Heard In a Car

Happy October JAC La Mesa family! 

With October comes a new blog for you! And what better way to tackle the "spookiest" month, by talking about all the scary sounds that can come from your vehicle. We will go through different haunting and intimidating sounds that can come from one's vehicle to prepare you for this spooky month! And to prepare you on how to tackle and handle them with the help of our auto repair experts at John's Automotive Care La Mesa. We now present our October blog, The scariest automotive sounds we've heard in a car! Please stop in and have one of our amazing customer service specialists go for a ride with you so we can pinpoint the noise that you are hearing.


Screeching- If you hear ear-piercing screeches that sound like nails on a chalkboard, there are a couple of things to do. First, it's crucial to determine where the screeches are coming from. Are they from the wheels and tires? It may be your brake pads, a wearable part grinding against each other, causing a horrible noise. It's essential not to wait to fix your brakes; it is what keeps you from hitting the car in front of you. Your brakes are paramount to the safety of you, your passengers, and your vehicle. ASE-certified auto mechanics should handle your brake repairs and handle other essential safety components of your car. Our team at John's Automotive Care is qualified, skilled and efficient in your braking systems, and we stand behind the accuracy and dependability of our service with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty. If the screeching is coming when you accelerate on the gas, it can be a fan belt, among other issues. It's essential to have a trained professional inspect your belts and hoses regularly. When they wear out or start leaking, what begins as a minor issue can mushroom into a major problem.


Thudding - If you notice an odd thud or thunking when driving on a smooth road & your tires have the correct amount of air inside, you may need a wheel alignment! There are many benefits to having your wheels aligned, such as spending less in maintenance costs now versus a lot more down the road with suspension issues, expanding the life of your tires, and improving your fuel economy. Other options could be low tire pressure or tires in need of replacement. 


Whining- If you notice a whining noise when you turn the wheel, your power steering system may need more fluid; this steering fluid is essential for your steering wheel to move correctly and accurately, which helps you stay on the road, where you want to be. Our technicians will inspect and exchange your old contaminated fluid and install fresh new fluid that is fortified with special antioxidants and anti-wear ingredients to prevent expensive mechanical failure. Another reason could be a damaged power steering pump which will need replacement. 


Rumbling- If your vehicle sounds louder than usual from the bottom, it could be a simple fix to your exhaust system! Thankfully there are straightforward fixes that may include fixing a loose pipe! But be sure to bring your vehicle into John's Automotive Care sooner than later. 


Your vehicle can make a plethora of different noises, but if any of the noises seem out of the ordinary/scary, it's time to take your car to your trusted experts at John's Automotive care La Mesa. Please don't ignore these noises, as they can become more costly as time goes on. Call John's Automotive Care or schedule an appointment online with us today to experience the John's Automotive Care difference. We are located at 7447 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

Happy Spooky Season!


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