Getting to know your car is like navigating any new relationship. It takes a bit of time to feel each other out, support each other, maybe even take notice of the things you’re not crazy about. (Reminder: nothing is perfect.)
When it comes to your car, you can usually smell signs of trouble—we’re talking leaking oil, burning rubber, and that ever-alarming overheating smell from the engine. But what about sounds? Should you ignore the moans, groans, blips, and quips you hear simply as qualities of your car’s personality, or is car repair on the horizon?
Ahead, we break down eight sounds coming from your car you should watch out for. They could spell (and signal) trouble ahead.
While the eight concerns above are great to watch out for, sometimes your car is communicating to you that it's wearing down, and that its last days are ahead.(Maybe this relationship just wasn't meant to be...) And sometimes the mechanic costs may be too high to make it worth fixing. Fortunately, if and when that day comes, Peddle will give you cash for your loss. If you’re wondering, “Even the junkiest car with all of the moans, groans, blips, and quips known to mankind? Can I junk my car?” Yep, we’d take that car too.
The sound of saying goodbye (to your car) may actually be the sound of a sweet, sweet deal.
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