Q: Metal on metal scratching sound.

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When I was driving into work this morning at around 10mph my car made a very loud metal on metal sound. I was not braking only going in a st right line. the noise was very loud and a lot of people looked at me. the noise is from a VW 2016 with 15k miles on the clock. Thanks

My car has 15000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

This could be a number of things such as brake pads that could be sticking or possibly a heat shield or other component underneath the vehicle that could be loose and dragging on the ground. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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