Out of all the Florida collision centers you have to choose from, we make it easy for you to choose our Jacksonville, FL collision center. Whether you were involved in an accident and your vehicle needs repairs or you want to restore a classic car, we make the process easy and stress-free.

While we’re always happy to repair and restore automobiles, we like helping people avoid needing repairs just as much. One way we help drivers is by providing advice about car care. Part of this is being able to recognize noises that indicate your vehicle may need service or repair. By familiarizing yourself with these sounds, you can prevent a minor issue from becoming a big problem.

Here are some common noises that may indicate you need car repairs:

  • Rattling Coming from Your Wheel Well: The odds are good that you’ve heard coins rattling around your clothes dryer at one point or another. If you hear a similar sound coming from one of your wheel wells when you’re driving slowly and it stops when you go faster, a loose lug nut might be to blame. It’s imperative for you to have this sound checked out immediately.
  • Clicking When You Turn: If your car has front- or all-wheel drive and you hear a clicking sound when you turn that stops when you’re going straight, one or both of your constant velocity joints might be about to fail. This is a noise you should never ignore.
  • Tapping from Under the Hood: If you hear tapping or banging coming from under your hood, it may be an indication that you have a problem with your connecting rods, pistons, or valves. No matter what the underlying issue might be, it’s vital that you have your car checked out as soon as possible.

If your car is making odd noises, bring it to Fields Collision Center Jacksonville so our experts can diagnose and fix the problem today.