Wear and tear are completely normal among vehicles, however, when you begin to hear strange sounds you’ll probably become a little concerned. A change in the noises that your car makes it often one of the first indicators that something is damaged or on it’s way to becoming completely broken. If the sounds are persistent, it’s always a good idea to visit your local garage to have your car looked at by a professional who can get things sorted quickly.

Here are some of the common sounds vehicles often make when in need of a repair.


Screeching and squeaking may be a result of worn down brakes. Every time you drive your brakes will start to wear down a little more until eventually, you hit metal. Known as the indicator, this will rub against the brake rotor and cause a squeaking noise when you apply pressure as a warning that your brake pads need changing. You should never ignore any changes in your braking system as you may experience difficulty in stopping at a safe distance.


A knocking engine often causes great fear among car owners, but it might not be as bad as you think. The noise could be down to carbon deposits, not enough lubrication, sensor issues or something similar. If you are not experienced in cars, do not attempt to fiddle with the engine as this could make things worse, instead, bring your vehicle to a reliable garage before the problem gets worse!


While driving, you may notice a clunking noise which could be linked to a bad shock absorber. This is an important part of your vehicle as it impacts the handling, steering and braking – so it needs to be in good working order. Luckily, suspensions are not usually a complicated area to work on and the right team can prevent further noises from occurring.

At Adderly Green Garage in Stoke-on-Trent, our experienced team of mechanics can diagnose and repair your vehicle quickly. We understand how much you rely on your car, so you can trust us to complete the repairs you need to get back on the road in no time – from new parts to testing, we’ve got it covered! Get in touch with us today for more information.