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Ticking or Rattling Noise Specialist Garages

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Top garages for Ticking or Rattling Noise (9,849 found)
PLAISTER AUTOS
849 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
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Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1447 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Integrated Auto Solutions
343 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.

Protyre - Poulton, Barry & Wilkinson
73 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
4.8 / 5

Barry and Wilkinson Tyre and Exhaust Poulton became part of the Protyre network in 2010. The Poulton-Le-Fylde centre is situated opposite the Blackpool and Fylde College.
The centre has been extensively refurbished since 2013 in a £250,000 investment programme and now sports the Protyre blue and red colour scheme. The investment has been undertaken to improve services and facilities for customers and includes over £30,000 spent on resurfacing the car park and a new reception area. The centre was originally a window manufacturing and sales outlet. A number of additional services were added including the introduction of motorcycle tyres and MOTs designed to serve the vibrant motorcycle community in and around Blackpool.

Protyre Poulton holds an extensive range of tyres for car, van and 4x4 including Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli and Continental. The centre also provides a truck tyre fitting service for local hauliers. As well as selling and fitting tyres Protyre Poulton, Barry and Wilkinson undertake MOT's, carry out servicing and will change brakes, batteries,exhausts, check and maintain suspensions and carry out diagnostics. Buy online or vist our Protyre Poulton and one of our friendly team will be happy to help with all your motoring needs.

M.J. Motors
5 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with 13 plus years experience we guarantee to be 100% honest we travel to your place of work or home and majority of Repairs will be carried out on site.

P.C. Autocare
52 Jobs Completed
Brough
4.9 / 5

My name is Colin and I am a sole trader operating from Gilberdyke.I have a fully equipped garage at our premises where I also take on larger jobs, however, depending on the work required I can often carry out small repairs on site. I cover a 10 mile radius and offer a free collection and delivery to all customers. I have been working within the motor industry for over 30 years and have experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, with no job being too big or too small.

I can supply parts to suit all budgets - from aftermarket through to O.E.M.

All work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind!

eltham test centre
54 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. As your local garage, we focus on working with you to provide friendly, trustworthy, quality car care with a customer focussed approach, keeping both you and your car happy.

All our mechanics are highly trained and skilled technicians and we try not to hide behind a lot of technical jargon. If something isn’t right with your car, we have the equipment and knowledge to give you an honest and professional answer on how to fix it and we will always ensure any work required is discussed with you before it is carried out. We offer the best industry standard approved diagnostics and repairs for petrol and diesel cars, 4x4’s and vans.

Sierra Garage Limited
62 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.9 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all thing’s car related and building a good local reputation as a garage that cares. We also provide customers with a 12-month warranty on all work undertaken for your peace of mind.

We carry out most repairs and services including (but not limited to); diagnostics, engine repairs, clutch and timing chain (belt) changes, vehicle MOT preparation, head gaskets, brake work, suspension, cooling system, problem solving, manual gearbox repairs, DSG auto gearbox repairs, vehicle servicing and car vinyl wrapping.

Quantum Garage
12 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Servicing and repairing cars for customers in Barnet and surrounding areas for over 12 years, Quantum Garage has a team of professionals with a combined experience of 60 years. We are always happy to provide our customers with efficient, friendly and professional service. We have affordable prices, offer same day repairs and free local pickup.
We look forward to welcoming you.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
278 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

P B Engineering
17 Jobs Completed
Hexham
5.0 / 5

Greetings! PB Engineering is an independently run Mobile Garage operating throughout the North East. I use the latest in mobile equipment to diagnose, analyse and decode your problem! Then using my 25 years' expertise in the industry I can perform almost any repair in good time, for a fair & honest price. I specialize in Van Repairs but can take on any issue for any car, so don't hesitate to get in contact!!

CSR autos
90 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.7 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

Derby Vehicle Solutions
256 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.7 / 5

Derby Vehicle Solutions provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in derby for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at DVS.

Specialists in vehicle servicing; DVS will service your car to the highest standard, ensuring all parts are OE specification, meaning all parts fitted will not invalidate your vehicle warranty.

As our commitment towards added value service, we carry out a 50 POINT safety check on every vehicle!

DS & SON LIMITED
387 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS & Son Ltd, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.

We work alongside most of the insurance companies and will bet any quote, best price guaranteed.

You can rest assure your vehicle is in safe hands.

So give us a call

Northfield Car Care Centre
105 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 60 years experience, with 3 fully qualified MOT technicians. We have built up a good reputation and we come highly recommended within the local area. Initially a small garage with one ramp only, we now run 3 ramps and have recently signed up to work with the prestigious AutoCare Garage Network, the only service in a fifty mile radius affiliated with Autocare.

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Ticking or Rattling Noise Specialist Garages
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.

Average rating for  Ticking or Rattling Noise  bookings

4.59

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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£101.58
BMW£185.15
Ford£53.58
Volkswagen£45.60
Audi£53.80
Mercedes£49.65
Nissan£89.96
Peugeot£160.49

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/01/2020 and 10/04/2020.

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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