Throughout a vehicle’s lifetime, noises coming from various parts is inevitable. Sometimes the source of the noise is clearly evident; other times, it is more difficult to determine the cause. Many times, these noises are a signal that something may require VW repair and should be taken to a qualified technician as soon as possible.


There are various common car noises that occur. Some of these are:


Tire Noise – Humming is a fairly common sound you may hear when driving. Though some humming is normal when driving on certain types of surfaces, when it increases it can be a sign of uneven tread wear. To prevent uneven tire wear, you should get your wheels rotated regularly and have a wheel alignment performed periodically.


Brake Noise – Another common cause of abnormal car noises is brake issues. Brakes undergo a large amount of stress every time they are applied as they stop your vehicle’s momentum and bring it to a halt. Hearing a minimal amount of noise is no cause for alarm. However, hearing loud grinding or squealing will require the attention of a technician for possible VW repair on your brake pads or rotors.


Suspension Noise – Most people have a general idea that a vehicle’s suspension system exists to keep the ride smooth and free of bumps. While that’s true, the suspension system is a very complex combination of multiple systems that control both the wheels and the vehicle’s body. A trained Ottohaus technician can determine if noises you’re hearing are coming from the suspension. Attending to this noise may prevent your car from needing other major repairs.


Ottohaus has two convenient VW repair Charleston locations to attend to any noises coming from your vehicle. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.