car repair shop Kearny MesaNothing produces more anxiety and panic than odd noises coming from your car’s engine. Hearing an odd or unexpected whir, clunk, rattle or squeal often causes even the most level-headed among us to envision the worst possible outcome. That strange rattle just has to mean that your cam shaft is shot; that clunk is sure to be the death of your transmission; and that squeal must indicate that your timing belt is toast. Whatever it is, we’re sure that it’s going to be a costly and inconvenient day at the car repair shop. Just because…

Relax, noises from your engine is basically its way of telling you that there is a potential problem; a problem that should be taken care of but not necessarily one that means an early grave for your precious automobile. That ear-splitting squeal upon starting often means your fan belt has loosened and needs attention. Your cam shaft belt is probably misaligned or could be slipping if you hear either rattling or whirring noises. Those small tap-tap-taps? Most likely an indicator of low oil pressure. A repeated low knock coming from your engine however, should be taken very seriously with immediate service being recommended.

Though none of these issue are, on the surface, indicative of you needing to replace your vehicle, it does indicate that you need to have it checked by a professional mechanic. Residents of the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego know us as the ASE-certified professionals that they can always trust to correctly diagnose those engine noises and provide professional and effective repairs. The next time your car tries to alert you of a potential problem, call the experts at Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission.