Is your car making a peculiar noise that’s causing more confusion than laughter? Fear not, at Double Dee Autos we’ve heard every description going in a bid to recount the strange bangs and clanks that can suddenly start beneath a car’s wheels.

Mechanical bum notes

If your vehicle has developed a case of “Auto Funkadelia,” where the mechanical components conspire to create an impromptu symphony, salvation awaits at our friendly Hayes Lane depot.

Our team of expert mechanics specialise in decoding the mysterious language of car noises and restoring peace to your ride. Over the years we’ve dealt with customer reports of: “noisy gremlins”, “chattering squirrels”, “beat-boxers”, “marching bands”, and even “mischievous gnomes.” No impression – especially with actions – is ever too strange for our skilled ears, but we’re always happy to suggest more likely common causes.

The top-seven noisy suspects:

Exhaust issues

A loose or damaged exhaust system component, such as a heat shield, muffler, or catalytic converter, can cause rattling or vibrating noises.

Suspension Problems

Worn-out or damaged suspension components, such as struts, shocks, control arms, or bushings, may produce clunking or knocking sounds, especially when driving over bumps or uneven surfaces.


Worn brake pads or warped brake rotors can cause squeaking, grinding, or squealing noises when braking. Additionally, loose brake callipers or a faulty brake-pad wear indicator will create abnormal sounds.

Wheel Bearings

Faulty wheel bearings often result in a humming or grinding noise, especially when the vehicle is in motion. The noise may change or become more pronounced during turns.

Transmission or drivetrain issues

Problems with the transmission, such as a failing clutch or worn-out universal joints in the driveshaft, can lead to strange noises, including clunking, whining, or grinding sounds.

Exhaust leaks

A leak in the exhaust system can cause a hissing or popping noise, particularly noticeable during acceleration.

Loose or damaged undercarriage components

Loose parts, like heat shields, skid plates, or mud guards, can rattle or produce scraping sounds as they come into contact with the road or other components.

These are just some of the many possible causes that might be affecting your vehicle. For an accurate diagnosis we always recommended an inspection by a qualified mechanic who can provide a precise report and recommend the necessary repairs.

Your vehicle will thank you, and your neighbours will definitely be relieved. Together, we can silence those unsettling noises and embrace the sweet sound of a well-tuned machine.