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My Car Sounds Louder - Diagnose It

Emily Jackson, 3 years ago

5 min read

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Often, when a problem is developing with our car, there will be telltale signs that point us in the direction of what’s wrong; these can come in the form of sounds, sights or even smells.

These signals to our senses alert us of issues that might be developing, and can often lead us to catch them before they turn into more significant and costly issues. So, what if your car sounds louder than usual, what does it mean? This guide will uncover what might be wrong with your vehicle based on when and where the issue is occurring.

My Car Sounds Loud at the Front End

If your car sounds unusually loud from the vehicle's front, it’s likely that you have a failing muffler. There’s often an assumption that louder car noises are the fault of the engine.

However, if your car is running louder with no other weird sounds, its likely your muffler is damaged. It will need repair or replacement to improve both driving and your mileage. You might also experience more fumes than normal if this is the case.

My Car Sounds Loud at the Back End of the Vehicle

If your car is being incredibly loud towards the back of its vehicle your symptoms point towards an exhaust that needs to be repaired. This issue will only worsen over time and is best dealt with promptly. 

The noise will be most prominent when you accelerate. If the roar is louder than usual, the first thing to check is always the exhaust system. Following that, it may be the transmission that has a problem. If you are unsure it’s always best to have a mechanic inspect the vehicle and to carry out any repairs.

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