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Top garages for Ticking or Rattling Noise (10,520 found)
Integrated Auto Solutions
397 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

PLAISTER AUTOS
874 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.9 / 5

Established in 1986, Plaister Auto's offer complete range of garage services. We are a MOT testing center, clutch fitting center and a brake fitting center. All makes and models of cars welcome.
Proud to be WCFMC South West best garage winner 2017 and nominee for 2018
FREE COURTESY CAR

Irish Hill Motors
38 Jobs Completed
Straid
5.0 / 5

We are still open during lockdown but due to social isolating we are offering collection & return of your vehicles. Health comes first folks take care!

Our friendly approachable team at Irish Hill Motors are on hand to attend to all your vehicle needs. With a vast amount of experience, our well-practised mechanics can diagnose, repair and service all makes and models of vehicles.

We believe it is essential you are delivered an honest professional service and that’s what we do.

Irish Hill Motors is home to the latest equipment allowing us to carry out a wide range of repairs and maintenance. We offer a collection and delivery service within a 5-mile radius in addition to a courtesy car service.

We are all about quality work at affordable prices. Book today with Irish Hill Motors for an honest dependable experience.

London Motor Sports Ltd
268 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

Sphynx Vehicle Repairs
250 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

Happy New Year to all Existing & potetial Customers

We're a small, independent workshop, specialising in diagnostic repair, vehicle maintenance and recovery, for all makes and models. We're based in Walthamstow and have been in business for over 15 years, with 28 years motor industry experience.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome!

Autoremedy - Milton Keynes
68 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.9 / 5

Autoremedy offer a fully guaranteed mobile mechanics service to Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

We add a huge value to our customers as we come to you, so you don't have to take time off work or even leave the comfort of your own home, our overheads are lower than being at a fixed premises so we really can offer a great service to our customers.

Mobile Mechanics - 200+ Services - Upfront Pricing.

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B and G Autotechs Ltd
531 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

Express Tyre & Auto Centre
1288 Jobs Completed
Ossett
4.8 / 5

"We are based in Ossett, just outside Wakefield and only 2 minutes from Junction 40 of the M1. From our purpose built garage we offer a full and comprehensive range of motoring services from MOT testing, tyres, exhausts, brakes and batteries to servicing. We will beat any genuine quote."

LTM Motors
855 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.9 / 5

At LTM Motors we cater for all of your motoring needs. You will be warmly welcomed and be given the advice and assistance you require, courtesy of our friendly and professional staff.

Based next to Parkgate Retail Park, we offer a full selection of garage services, from class 4 & 7 MOT testing through to Brakes, Clutches, Timing Belts, Diagnostics and Air Conditioning.

What's more, we are the only garage in Rotherham to be inspected and certified by the AA. As from the 16th March we are also Which? trusted trader approved.

The Forge Garage Winton Limited
11 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
3.5 / 5

We are a vehicle repair garage in Bournemouth offering MOTs, Servicing and Repairs for cars, light commercials and campervans. We have 2 Service Centres located for easy access from the Winton, Moordown and Charminster area of Bournemouth.

All our work is covered by a nationwide guarantee scheme and all servicing is undertaken in accordance with the manufacturers published schedule, so you get the same main dealer servicing without the main dealer price.

We have a variety of courtesy cars and commercials available, so please ask about availability when you book.

F&M Autocare
170 Jobs Completed
Cullompton
5.0 / 5

F&M Autocare is newly established business with over 50 years of experience in the motor trade. Dave, Paul & Dan can guarantee your car is in the right hands and will be back on the road in no time. We offer a free courtesy car or collection and delivery from home or your place of work. Covering all aspects of automotive repairs including servicing, timing belt replacement, clutches, brake inspection and Aircon Servicing. We also undertake all bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. Using only OE quality parts with all our work guaranteed you can relax and let us deal with the stress of fixing your vehicle.

Bankfoot Auto Clinic
251 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.8 / 5

We are an established independent garage based in Bradford which offers a range of mechanical services ranging from a simple light bulb change to complete engine rebuilds. Our mechanics and MOT testers have a combined experience of over 35 years in motor vehicle repairs and utilise their expertise and wealth of knowledge for every job. Our workshop is home to the latest mechanical equipment which allows us to swiftly diagnose faults ensuring we can get you back on the road promptly.

We only use and source OE quality parts which come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty. We have a comfortable customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments and customer WIFI while we carry out the repairs to your vehicle. If you are looking for a reliable, honest and quality service you don’t need to look any further, all our prices are transparent and competitive, and our staff has been highly trained to provide an exceptional service.

Wilco Motosave - Bramley
134 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the north's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

Awan Auto Tec
627 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Awan Auto Tec are an independently run garage based in Awdwick, Manchester, which has been established since 2016. We have a team of three very experienced, fully qualified City & Guilds and IMI approved technicians, who are also VOSA approved MOT testers. We carry out class 4 MOT’s in house as well as all forms of mechanical repairs, MOT repairs, maintenance work and servicing. We undertake work on all makes and models of vehicles, with no job being too big or too small.

Our standard opening hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday and 9-3 on Saturday. With prior booking, Sunday appointments MAY be available. We also offer our customers a recovery at a reasonable price, with distance being no issue.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and we use good quality original equipment parts, and we guarantee all of our work.

Extra 20 % discount available upon proof of ID for;
NHS staff
Charity organisations
Motor traders
Armed forces members

Steins Garage Edinburgh
559 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Craig Stein Kindly requests that you check our Reviews on this fab website & on Google.(Check Daniels Google Review) Dated 11th December!

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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
Vauxhall£120.46
Ford£62.25
Peugeot£165.91
Audi£114.00
Volkswagen£90.24
BMW£229.44

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/04/2020 and 03/07/2020.

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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