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Top garages for Ticking or Rattling Noise (10,356 found)
Andrew Hilton - MOT Tester / Mechanic / Brake Specialist
38 Jobs Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

Qualified Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester with over 20 years experience in main dealer and independent garages. We specialise in brake disc skimming & brake repair.
Servicing & repairs on all makes of vehicles.
We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle soon.

Automotiv Ltd
182 Jobs Completed
Long Hyde Rd, South Littleton, nr Evesham
4.9 / 5

PROUD WINNER OF THE 2018
GOLD CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND
WORCESTERSHIRE TOP ACHIEVER AWARDS
NEW FOR 2019.
WINNER OF THE WORCESTERSHIRES CAMBELT AND BRAKE SPECIALISTS AWARDS.

I am an independent semi Mobile Mechanic with over 30 years experience covering the Worcestershire area! Save the hassle of going to a garage and let me come to you for all your repairs and services.

I am here to offer you quality prices at competitive rates! If your car requires additional work I can provide you with a courtesy car giving you the option to still get around. The parts used are at trade prices saving you even more money.

My hours are evening and weekends.

SMS Motors
1227 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

Rivus Fleet Solutions- Northampton
61 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.8 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
372 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

M.O.Tease 'R' Us
206 Jobs Completed
Tottenham
4.9 / 5

We are a small, family run business based in Tottenham, who have been established since 2013 and specialise in class 4, 5 and 7 MOT's. We also undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing. Owner Nadim, a fully qualified mechanic and VOSA approved MOT tester, has been working on cars for the last 17 years. He works alongside two other mechanics who also have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, specialising in German vehicles.

We can offer our customers a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 2 miles of the garage.

All our work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind.

LM Mobile Mechanics
527 Jobs Completed
sale
4.7 / 5

Welcome to LM Mobile Meachanics we offer everything you need from major repair and servicing to air conditioning Regas and system work, we are a fully equipped and insured garage with 12 months parts and labour warrenty on all of are work. You can also take advantage of our mobile service and repair vans if you don't have time to get you car to the garage we can send one of our mobile vans out to carry out your required work weather it be at your home or place of work.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
860 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2032 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Fairdeal Autos
26 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Fairdeal Autos, we are the largest independent garage in West Lothian. We can provide you with the most honest and professional car servicing and MOT that the East central belt has to offer. If you need any type of car repair or in fact anything to do with cars/vans, our friendly technicians can help you today.

South Coast Tuning Ltd
2 Job Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

South Coast Tuning Ltd is an Automotive Business which is vat registered and owned by a Veteran. We aim to offer a personal service in a comfortable friendly environment. Some of the services offered range from Remapping, Vehicle tuning, performance upgrades, Dyno / Rolling Road services, Vehicle Servicing, Diagnostics, Towbar supply, fitting and coding and more.

All technicians are certified and qualifed, ensuring quality, professional work at highly competitive rates.

We are based in Gosport and offer discounts for all servicemen, veterans and blue card holders.

Ape Motors
272 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Ape Motors offers a mobile mechanic service which means we can come at a time and place that is convenient for you. We are committed to ensuring our customers are delivered a fantastic service when it comes to their car maintenance and we do this by applying our expertise and knowledge.

Covering a range of services from servicing and MOT's to clutch and gearbox repairs, all our parts are sourced from a well-known supplier and come with standard manufacturer warranty. We cover all makes and models and will always give you the best advice for your vehicle. If you have a banging or ticking noise or you are experiencing loss of power, our mobile team will come to you and diagnose your problem.

MAC Motorsport
62 Jobs Completed
Dundee
4.9 / 5

MAC Motorsport is a family run independent garage which has been established since 2015. We are based not too far from Dundee city centre, with many local bus links available. Due to the ongoing business demands we have now moved to a larger premises and so are able to take on more work, helping get our customers back on the road ASAP. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing, MOT’s and engine/performance tuning with ease, with no job being too big or too small.

Our team of four technicians are all fully qualified and have many years of experience working on all makes and models. We are well known within our local area as the go to garage for difficult jobs which other garages won’t take on as we like a good challenge! We only use superior quality parts and these come with a manufacturer’s guarantee. We shall also provide you with a labour guarantee to match this for your peace of mind.

We are able to provide our customers with a free vehicle collection and delivery service locally within 4 miles of the garage, the use of a free courtesy car or our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Please get in touch and we’ll happily provide you with any advice needed or answer any questions you may have about your vehicle.

Continental Motors
1240 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

A.R. Autos
111 Jobs Completed
Bishops Waltham
5.0 / 5

A. R. Autos is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire that specialises in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles. However we are able to cater for all makes and models.

With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching various professional level’s ranging from dealer expert technician to workshop controller we witnessed first hand the advantages and the pitfalls of a main dealership. Using that experience we decided to open a vehicle workshop specialising in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles that exceeds dealer standards. Our target is to provide the customer with a top level dealership service using the same equipment and procedures but with sensible and affordable prices.

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Frequently asked questions
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What causes a ticking noise when idling or accelerating?

Most commonly, a ticking noise comes from worn tappets, responsible for lifting and closing your engine's valves. However, low oil pressure (restricting oil flow to that high part of the engine) or a low oil level (ie insufficient oil) may also be to blame.
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Why is my car rattling when turning?

A rattling or clonking noise when turning (perhaps getting worse if you accelerate when turning) is usually caused by worn CV (Constant Velocity) joints. These allow your engine to transmit power when turning (i.e. when not driving in a straight line.) Often, the rubber seal (gaitor) tears, the joint dries out and wears out.
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What causes a rattling noise under a car?

Most commonly a rattling from under your car will point to your exhaust, for example: a hole in the exhaust, a loose, broken or missing exhaust clamp, causing the exhaust to vibrate. Another component, such as the undertray protecting your engine from flying gravel may also be loose, but the exhaust is the most likely cause.
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Why does my car rattle when accelerating?

A rattle under acceleration is most commonly caused by one of two issues: if the rattle is from the engine, it's likely to be worn tappets, or low oil pressure. If it is coming from under the car, it's likely you have a hole in the exhaust, or one of your exhaust clamps is loose or missing, causing the vibration.
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What does it cost to stop a ticking or rattling noise?

This will depend on the cause of the issue. An exhaust clamp costs just a few £, whereas a new exhaust system will cost from £150 upwards. Major valvetrain work (such as worn tappets) will cust upwards of £200.

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How much does Ticking or Rattling Noise cost?

The cost of a Ticking or Rattling Noise can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Ticking or Rattling Noise Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£81.73
Vauxhall£198.27
Volkswagen£83.00
Peugeot£131.83
BMW£276.20
Nissan£122.50
Citroen£58.30
Mercedes£55.58
Audi£66.18

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/06/2020 and 25/09/2020.

Rattling or Ticking Noise in your Car

If you can hear a rattling, ticking or banging noise coming from your car while you are driving or even while the vehicle is stationary, its essential that you find out what the problem is and resolve the issue as soon as possible.

There are a huge variety of noises that are produced as the result of something going wrong in your car which makes diagnosing something specific, almost impossible.

That’s why you need to do your best to identify the noise as specifically as possible!

If you gather the answers to the following questions and pass the information on to a trained professional, you can make the repair a lot quicker and cheaper!

Find where the noise is coming from exactly by sitting passengers in the car and telling them to try and listen to where the noise is coming from. If it is close to one wheel, in the front or beneath the seats, a mechanic will be able to rule a huge amount of issue out.

What is the car doing when the noise is being emitted? Are you turning a corner? Accelerating? Slowing down? Once more, identifying this will enable a mechanic to rule a huge amount of problems out. If the is only heard when slowing down, then it very may well be your brakes.

If you only heard the noise once and are worried about what it was, then the conditions in which you heard the noise could be to blame. For example, if it was extremely warm and you heard your engine making a strange noise then it could have been the cooling system failing. Mentioning the conditions in which the noise began can help a mechanic further.

Here are some of the most common noises that are caused by any problem and what the problem is likely to be.

Under the hood

Squealing

If you notice a rubbery squeal being emitted from the engine area which gradually gets worse over time, you may have a loose serpentine belt or there may be an issue with the; air conditioning, power steering pump or water pump.

Bubbling

A bubbling noise is likely to be caused by air being trapped in the fluids that run around the engine. Antifreeze or coolant run through a car engine to keep it cool and sometimes air can get mixed into the liquid.

This is when a bubbling sound is emitted.

Clicking

Older cars will typically be effected by problems that cause clicking or ticking as valves naturally wear down over time or even get loose. However, there are a huge number of issues that could cause a clicking noise so a full diagnostic will be required to find out what it is exactly.

Hissing or Whistling

A leaky vacuum hose or a stressed cambelt/serpentine belt can be a likely cause of hissing from within an engine.

Beneath the car noises

Hard clunk

You may hear this noise from below you when sitting in the car when you change gears which would obviously point to an issue with your transmission.

Ticking

If there is a ticking noise coming from the exhaust when you turn the car off, don’t worry, its simply the exhaust system cooling down.

Whining

Whining from the bottom of the car can mean that the gears in the driveline are worn down or it could mean that the differential fluid is in need of replacement.

Rattling

This noise is likely to be caused by loose components of the exhaust system.

Noises from the tyres or suspension

Knocking

If you’re traveling above 40mph and you hear a knocking sound, the constant velocity joint may have become worn down.

Alternatively, if the sound is made while the car is turning, a wheel bearing may be about to fail!

Squeaking

If your car squeaks when you go over a bump in the road, this could mean that the rubber bushings which dampen vibrations are worn down.

Clicking or ticking

A stone or something else may have become lodged in the frame of the wheel if you hear the frequency of the noise increasing as you speed up and decreasing as you slow down.

Howling

If a tyre is giving out a howling sound, there is likely to be an alignment issue.

Noises while braking

Squealing or squeaking

This is likely to be caused by a metal wear indicator in the brake pad being exposed or a brake pad is no longer secure and is ‘hanging’.

Loud Clunk

If your hear this noise and you’re sure it has come from the brakes, something will have become loose and the brakes may no longer be in use.

Grinding

A grinding noise is an obvious sign of metal coming into contact with metal meaning the brake pads may have completely work away.

These are the most common sounds you will hear if there is an issue in the car, however, there are bound to be a huge variety of noises which will be caused by a diverse range of issues.

That is why you should simply do your best to locate where the noise is coming from before getting in touch with a trained professional.

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