Noise Description (sounds like) Identifying and explaining the noises that our cars make is probably the biggest challenge we face in communicating with an auto repair shop.  Advanced Auto Pros has addressed this problem with this car problem noise description tool.  Please use this noise description tool to identify the car problem you are hearing.  When making your appointment use the descriptions to help us help you solve your car problems. Banging Slamming a wooden screen door  Bonging Hitting a large gong  Booming Rumble of distant thunder Buzzing Electric razor Chafing Rubbing dry hands together Chattering Windshield wipers across a dry windshield Chirping Bird or cricket call Clacking Railroad car wheels rolling on a track Clanging Cow bell or dinner bell Clanking Wrench dropped on concrete Clapping Hands clapping Clashing Cymbals hitting together Clattering Falling bowling pins Clicking Extending and retracting a ballpoint pen Clinking Empty bottles hitting each other Clunking Slamming a heavy wooden door Cracking Ice cubes breaking when dropped in water Crackling Wood burning in a fireplace Creaking Opening a door with rusty hinges Croaking Frog call Crunching Walking on dry snow Droning Distant propeller-driven airplane Drumming Nervous fingers tapping a desk Fluttering Flag flapping in the wind Grating Shovel raked over pavement Grinding Sharpening a tool on a grinding wheel Groaning Twisting wooden beam on a ship Growling Dog protecting his food Gurgling Water down a bathtub drain Hissing Leaking tire Hooting Owl call Howling Wind blowing through a leaky door Humming High-voltage transformer Jingling Keys hitting each other Knocking Knuckles rapping a wooden door Moaning Blowing across the top of an empty bottle Oil canning Flexing a metal gas can Pattering Rain drops hitting a window Pinging Pebbles rolling around in a tin can Popping Cork coming out of a champagne bottle Pounding Hitting your fist on a desk Rapping Judge using a gavel Roaring Speeding 4x4 truck with open-tread tires Rumbling Bowling ball rolling down an alley Scratching Rubbing two pieces of paper together Slapping Dribbling a basketball on a hardwood floor Squealing Skidding tires Ticking Tapping a pencil point on a desk Whining Distant siren Whistling Steam coming out of a tea pot No Start Cranks No Start Only Clicks No Start Cranks then Clicks No Start Cranks Slow