Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Something dragging on ground

asked by on

There is something loose on the bottom of the car that drags on the ground over bumpy areas.

Hi. You should have this inspected soon as there could be costly damage as a result. Over time the mounts that hold the exhaust system and muffler can become loose allowing them to swing around or drop lower than intended. Even if its just the plastic shroud hanging down, it should be mounted back up. If the shroud were to be ripped off while driving, rocks and other pieces of debris would be able to get up inside the engine bay possibly causing damage to other components. Have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the noise and look for signs of damage.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Knocking noise from front tire

It would be helpful to know why were the components you mentioned were replaced in the first place. There are a few more components in the front end that could cause this issue. Problems with the sway bar links are...

Q: Are these GM OEM Parts?

Hello. If the A/C is not functioning on your vehicle then it can be caused by any number of parts. It can be low refrigerant, a bad compressor, a fan, or any number of other things. Whatever the issue is,...

Q: my car makes a humming noise under the hood while I'm driving and parked. could it be a fuel pump issue or ignition problem?

A humming noise can be the engine electrical cooling fan. The fuel pump is in the rear of the vehicle so that is not as likely to be the cause. To pinpoint the fault, I would have a certified technician...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.