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Clint Newell Toyota

Clint Newell

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Vehicle Service Center in Roseburg, OR

Signs and Sounds That Indicate Your Vehicle Needs Serviced

 

It can become alarming when you hear unfamiliar noises coming from your vehicle. However, our Roseburg used and new car dealership is making it easy for you by listing out common sounds you should look out for in your vehicle.  If you hear these noises, or any other alarming sounds coming from your car, one of our Toyota trained technicians here at Clint Newell will be happy to service your vehicle!

Engine Repair Near Me

Hearing a hissing noise underneath the hood of your vehicle, is something to take rather serious. This noise usually indicates hose failure which triggers your vehicle to have a coolant leak. The hissing sound may take place when you are driving or even after the engine is turned off. If you hear this noise coming from your vehicle, stop driving immediately, as it is a pressing issue.

 

Decreasing coolant levels in your vehicle cause the engine to overheat. This can lead to severe damage to the engine. Allow the engine to cool, before attempting to open the radiator cap. Do not attempt to open the radiator cap while it feels hot because the remaining coolant will be under pressure. When the engine has cooled, the coolant can be topped off. However, be aware that it may quickly leak out again.

 

Your vehicle should be serviced immediately if you hear this hissing sound emitting from your vehicle. Water pump failure and cooling system leaks can lead to serious damage to your car. At Clint Newell our technicians can relieve your vehicle of this issue in no time. Your vehicle should not be driven, until the hissing sound and coolant system is fixed.

Do You Hear Humming When You Accelerate?

Can you hear a low-pitch hum when accelerating your vehicle? As you accelerate more, does the humming noise get louder?  This can very likely be an issue with your wheel bearing. When this happens, your car doesn’t sound much like a car at all, but more so an airplane attempting to take off. After a certain constant speed the volume will become consistent. Often when turning the noise will become louder then go away.

 

Wheel bearing noises oftentimes can be mistaken for engine noises. A good way to differentiate this is by watching your vehicle’s RPM gauge. When driving your car, accelerate and watch the RPM and speed gauges rise. Then coast at a steady speed, and listen for the humming noise. If you hear the hum, the noise is not coming from your engine. If you would like to be certain where this unfamiliar noise is coming from, schedule an appointment with one of our highly-knowledgeable technicians here at Clint Newell, and we can fix it in no time.

Clicking Sounds When Making Turns – CV Axle Repair in OR

If your vehicle makes a clicking noise when you proceed to make turns, this is most likely coming from the car’s CV axle. When this is happening, you will hear the clicking sound  when you turn one way, and the clicks will speed up as your vehicle’s wheels move fast, as well as when making turns. This clicking sound occurs when your car’s CV axle shaft boot is leaking grease and torn. If the CV axle shaft boot is not properly greased, it becomes dry, emitting a clicking noise.

 

If you begin to hear a clicking sound when making turns, we recommend you schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle to a qualified technician at our Roseburg, OR maintenance center. There, one of our Toyota-trained technicians can determine if there is actual damage to your vehicle’s CV axle. If there is no damage or technicians can replenish the grease and replace it. If there is damage to the CV axle, it is imparatie it be replaced.

Schedule Toyota Service in at Clint Newell Toyota, Located in Roseburg, OR