Sounds That Indicate Your Acura Needs Maintenance

When it comes to taking care of your Acura vehicle, there are quite a few things you need to consider. You’ll likely pay close attention to your vehicle’s maintenance schedule that you’ll easily find in your owner’s manual. But one thing you may not pay particular attention to is the actual sound of your vehicle while you’re driving.

Normal Sounds

engine_repairIf you’ve had your vehicle for a while, then you likely know what it normally sounds like. When the engine starts, it should start up easily and should be relatively quiet once started. There shouldn’t be any clicking, clinking, grinding, or other sounds that aren’t a smooth engine, smooth shifting, and the easy running of your climate control system.

If at any time you hear something other than the normal sounds that your vehicle makes, it’s time to get it checked out.

Sounds That Indicate Necessary Maintenance

There are quite a few sounds you should listen for to determine whether your Acura vehicle needs maintenance. We’ll list just a few and let you know what they might mean, but keep in mind that unless a professional takes a look at it and hears the sound, it will be hard to diagnose.

High-Pitched Squealing When Braking

brakesThis sound occurs only when you brake and usually indicates a necessary brake pad or rotor replacement. Built into the wall of your rotors is a hard layer of metal that, when activated by your brake pads, makes this noise. This is to let you know that it’s time to get the brakes checked.

Grinding When Braking

This sound occurs only when you’re braking and usually indicates that you’ve worn through the warning layer and are now actively damaging your rotors. Because both your brake pads and rotors are metal, they naturally wear each other down. But if you’ve gone too long between brake pad replacements, you’ll likely damage your rotors past their usual wear and tear, and your brakes will need to be replaced.

Growling or Humming Noise When Driving

If you’re driving down the road and your vehicle is louder than usual and you hear a low growling or roaring noise, it’s usually a sign that there’s a problem with your tires or wheel bearings. Since these are important to the overall safety of your vehicle, including your ability to maintain control, it’s imperative that you get it checked out as soon as possible.

Schedule an Acura Service Appointment

If you hear unusual sounds coming from your Acura vehicle, you should make a service appointment as soon as possible so the problem can be quickly diagnosed and repaired. Montgomeryville Acura is your local Acura dealer near Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown. We’re conveniently located at 1009 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville, PA.

At Montgomeryville Acura, we offer the vehicle repair and maintenance services you need to keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come. Our highly trained, friendly service team is here to diagnose and repair your vehicle Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm, Friday from 7:30 am until 5 pm, and Saturday from 8 am until 4 pm.

To schedule a service appointment at Montgomeryville Acura, give us a call at 866-338-1084 today! We look forward to seeing you.

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