What Do These Sounds Mean?

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Picture this: you’re driving along, and suddenly you begin to hear a strange noise. It’s definitely not normal, but what could it be? What do these sounds mean? There are a few different noises your vehicle could make that will alert you to signs of trouble. Our Honda service center serving Port Washington is here to help you determine what exactly these sounds mean for your vehicle.

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A Sound Like Coins In A Dryer

If you hear something like coins rattling around in a dryer after they’ve slipped out of your pocket, it could a loose lug nut inside your hubcap. Take your car to be serviced ASAP, as your wheel may not be attached correctly.

Brakes Squealing, Howling, or Grinding

If your brakes are beginning to make a squealing noise, the brake pads might be wearing down and need to be replaced. If they grind, the brake pads could be so worn that metal is touching metal – which is not good. Make sure to get them replaced immediately.

What Do These Sounds Mean?

A Popping or Clicking Sound When You Turn

If your vehicle has front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive capability and you hear this sound when you turn the corner, one of the constant velocity joints on your front axle may need to be replaced.

A Rhythmic Squeak That Speeds Up When You Accelerate

This could be your universal joint (U-joint). This is a part of your driveshaft. Get it checked immediately.

A Howling, Whining, or Even Singing

If you hear this noise, it typically means your bearings aren’t doing their job. Check your front-wheel and rear-wheel bearings as well as your fluid. Make sure to get them checked out ASAP!

Get Your Car Serviced At North Shore Honda Serving Port Washington

Our friendly and certified Honda technicians are more than happy to help you get back on the road and behind the wheel as soon as possible!

If you have any questions about your vehicle or what service it’ll need, don’t hesitate to contact us at our Port Washington area service center today.

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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.