Q: what does it mean when your car starts knocking in the front near the tires?

asked by on

while decreasing my speed the car makes a weird noise when I hit the brakes and i can feel the brakes or rotors when I hit the brakes every time I come to a stop. it wasn't make this noise a couple of months ago it just started recently. could it be because i hit a pothole or something that why its making this noise or something else. I have only had the car for several months, and yes it is a used car.

My car has 434406 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. The best way to diagnose any problems with the front end is to have a professional mechanic take a test drive. However, the symptoms you are describing are similar in many ways to worn out brake pads. It might also be a problem with the wheel bearings (especially if you hit a pot hole, those may have been damaged). If you’ve got 43,000 miles on the vehicle, it may be time to replace the brake pads and have the rotors turned (or cleaned for proper brake application). If you would like your braking system to be inspected, a certified technician from YourMechanic would be happy to assist you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. what does it mean when your car starts knocking in the front near the tires?

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: Engine light is on was given a code P0456 in my 2013 Ford Focus

Hello. This codes that you are getting is for a small leak in the vehicles evaporative emissions system. Most of the time it is caused by something as simple as a gas cap that was left loose or it can...

Q: clarinet noise 80 mph

Hi, there may be too much air coming through the cabin air filter inlet located in the engine bay, and the turbulence of it causes the clarinet sound. I suggest that the condition of the cabin air filter is checked...

Q: Check engine light came on AutoZone said thermostat or gasket

To maximally help you, we need to know the specific diagnostic trouble code that was downloaded. The code will be a "format" such as P0135, just as one example. If you request a check engine light diagnostic a certified mechanic...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.