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Rattling noise while driving Hamilton

If your car is making a rattling noise while you are driving, chances are something is wrong, and it will need to be fixed. Before you can find out what needs to be fixed, you first need to find out what is causing it. Fortunately, most rattling noises are easy to identify, and you might be able to fix it yourself.

What is that rattling noise I can hear?

If it is coming from the interior, it could be:

  • Something might be loose or unsecured. For example, there might be something loose and sliding around in your glove box, or other compartments.
  • Check that your cup holders are not the culprit. Sometimes the gasket holding the cup holder it’s worn and will need to be replaced.
  • It could be a loose window or window channel that is making the noise or if you have a minivan it could be the door track.
  • It could be the heating unit that is causing the rattling noise. Sometimes things get stuck in the vents, or the brackets that hold it in place become loose. Worst case it could be a problem with your blower motor or AC compressor. It’s best to get this checked out with your mechanic so they can get to the bottom of the problem.


If it is coming from the exterior of your car:

Rattling Exhaust

Example of a damaged exhaust that can rattle underneath your car

  • If the sound is coming from underneath your car then it could be a problem with your exhaust system. If it sounds like a stones rattling around (especially when the engine is idling) then you might have a problem with your catalytic converter, which will need to be replaced.
  • If the noise is coming from under the bonnet it could be a failing water pump. It could also be caused by a drive belt tensioner bearing or damaged timing belt pulley bearing.

Should I get a rattling noise looked at by a mechanic?

If your car is making a rattling noise, then you should have it checked out by your mechanic. It will not go away by itself and will probably become worse over time, not to mention its annoying driving along with a rattling sound! It’s best to get it looked at before it turns into an even worse problem.

Car making a rattling noise while driving Hamilton

Is your car making a rattling noise? No need to worry, at Grimmer Motors we can help! Our team of skilled and experienced mechanics will be able to diagnose the problem and present you with a detailed repair plan. For vehicle servicing and repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today.


Phone: 07 855 2037

Address: 998 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton

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