Car Noises

Noises Your Car Makes

A good description of a noise your car is making can be elusive.

“How do I say it? Maybe I can make the noise myself, will they laugh when I make the noise?”

Twisted Wrench introduces our car noise audio clips and descriptions, a fun and easy way to describe your car’s noises. Now you can laugh at the noises we made! They should cover most of the sounds you would want to tell your service shop about. They will at least help get the conversation started and help you get closer to the solution to your car noise concerns. Give it a try, tell us what you think!

Noises Your Car Makes

# Sound Description of Noise Listen:
1 Arrrrrr Rough growl
2 Aye-Aye-Aye Rotational screech, squeak
3 Bonk Bonk Loose suspension
4 Chkt-Chkt-Chkt Rotational tick
5 Crunch Crunch
6 D-D-D-D-D-D Mechanical stutter
7 Doonka Loose suspension
8 DR-DR-DR-DR Rod knock
9 E-E-E-E-E-E Belt loose, squeal
10 F-F-F-F-F-F Soft rub
11 Grrrrrr Rough growl
12 Haaaaa Rubbing
13 J-J-J-J-J-J Rotational Noise
14 O-O-O-O-O-O Louder rubbing
15 P-P-P-P-P-P Repeated puffs
16 R-R-R-R-R-R Loud rub, grind
17 S-S-S-S-S-S Hiss
18 SHHHHHH Rough rub
19 Sh-Sh-Sh Rotational rub
20 T-T-T-T-T-T Mechanical tick
21 V-V-V-V-V-V Mechanical rub
22 Woo-Woo-Woo Loud Rub
23 Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y Rotational squeal
24 Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z Mechanical buzz


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