Vehicle noises haunting your ride through Vernon Hills? Use our checklist to silence those ghosts

If you’re among the 68% of adults who celebrate Halloween, you’re probably already pulling together the props and materials for this year’s perfect costume. But as you’re driving from Libertyville to Vernon Hills in search of the finishing touches, you may notice a squeak, rattle or groaning from your car that wasn’t there just a month ago.

Is your vehicle making some ghoulish noises? Use our Vehicle Noise Checklist to help us diagnose it.

Is your vehicle making some ghoulish noises? Use our Vehicle Noise Checklist to help us diagnose it.

As summer’s heat gives way to cooler fall temps, it’s not unusual to detect some new and haunting sounds. The best way to combat this ghost or goblin is to:

  1. Make detailed observations about your noisy companion using our Vehicle Noise Checklist below.
  2. Schedule a vehicle inspection with us so we can make sure it’s nothing safety related.

If you print out the checklist below or jot down a few notes and bring them to your appointment, it will help us solve your problem faster and with maximum accuracy.

Auto_Repair_Libertyville_KevinPlease don’t hesitate to ask us to go for a ride with you if you find the noise elusive or hard to describe. Our ASE-Certified Automotive Technicians have seen and heard A LOT through the years. A 10-minute ride down Milwaukee Avenue to reproduce your noise will help them get right to the heart of the problem.

Happy Hauntings!
Kevin

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Auto Lab Libertyville – Vehicle Noise Checklist

What does the noise sound like?

  • Whining
  • Whining
  • Rattling
  • Groaning
  • Squeaking
  • Knocking
  • Scraping
  • Ticking

When does it occur?

  • All the time
  • Some of the time
  • When the vehicle is first started
  • After the vehicle is warmed up
  • Damp, rainy days
  • Cold days
  • Hot days
  • At highway speeds
  • When braking
  • When accelerating
  • When idling
  • When making a sharp or sudden turn
  • When making any turn
  • When hitting a pothole
  • In rotation with the tires and wheels

Where does it sound like the noise is coming from?

  • Under the hood
  • Under the car
  • Front of the car
  • Back of the car
  • Inside the passenger compartment
  • Near one of the doors

Is there anything else worth noting?

 

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