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While you should always make sure your vehicle is thoroughly checked by an automotive specialist, there are certain noises that can give you a good idea of what might be wrong. If you’re hearing these sounds in your vehicle get in touch and let Mototek help get your vehicle back up to speed on safely on the road.
A change in engine tone usually indicates engine overheating, especially if you have been driving at constant speeds for a long time. Stopping or varying the engine speed should be enough if there is no severe problem. Otherwise, let the car cool down and then check radiator and water levels.
Engine knocks means that it is time to get into a lower gear. If it persists, however, it is time to get your engine and engine oil checked.
Backfiring while normal driving means serious problems and should be properly investigated.
Rhythmic clicks from the wheel indicate faulty bearings at worst or just large pebbles stuck in the tread pattern at the best.
Strange clicking while taking a turn from the front wheels means that the front shaft is about to fall apart. Get it fixed before it actually does.
A fan-belt squeal means that another one is needed.