What is your car trying to tell you?

Ever heard your car make strange, unknown sounds? And wondered, what does that mean? Here are a few common issues the everyday driver may experience.

Car not driving straight

If you find yourself wrestling the wheel to keep your vehicle driving straight, it’s most likely out of alignment. Making sure your wheel is aligned will not only help with being safer on the road and having better handling. But as a bonus, it also helps with fuel efficiency, as well as the tire performance and tire wear. You’ll find that once it’s aligned, your car will drive a lot better!

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Flat tire

Ever experienced a flat tire while driving? When a tire loses a significant amount of pressure, it starts sounding like a weird tempo of slapping sounds on the road. So it’s really important to stop driving when that happens, in order to avoid causing further damage to your vehicle. From removing tires to resetting tire pressure as needed, click here to find out more about our tire services and how we can help.

Leaking liquids while parked

If you notice a puddle of liquids under your parked car, make sure to investigate further. If the liquid is oily but clear, it may be a leak from the power steering fluid. This kind of leak is generally around the pump or the power steering rack. But if the liquid is oily and darker, it’s usually a puddle of oil that leaked. This often happens right after an oil change gone wrong. The person who changed the oil, installed the oil filter incorrectly or damaged the oil drain plug. There’s also a few other kinds of leaks such as a reddish brown, oily fluid. It may be your transmission seal or a line running on the trans cooler that has been punctured. Now if the liquid has a burnt smell to it, it means that your transmission may need some repairs.

Squealing Vehicle

You may notice a squeaking sound when starting the engine, accelerating or while driving, this can mean a number of things. These strange noises can be viewed as early warning signs. Because a car has numerous moving parts, it’s important to pay attention to these signs and take action. The squeaking sounds may often be related to belts under the hood, brake pads, worn or loose fan belt, damaged plastic interior parts and more.

Strange sounds happen, it’s all about the maintenance and trying to prevent car issues from getting worse. If you’d like to know more about our maintenance services, click here. To make an appointment with us, feel free to call us. We have a great team of knowledgeable mechanics who are ready to help! Contact us today with any car issues you may have!

The Centre for All Your Car Needs

Peter’s Auto is the centre for all your car needs with over 20 years of experience in repairing a variety of cars along with up to date mechanics and equipment. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will take care of all your auto service and repair needs.

Our shop is located in Kitchener, ON. We proudly serve the following areas: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment for your next service or repair today! You can also contact us by phone at (519) 578-4533 or email: info@petersauto.ca

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