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What Causes a Clunking Noise When Driving Over Bumps?

What Causes a Clunking Noise When Driving Over Bumps?

Hitting the pavement for a drive and finding that your vehicle is rattling excessively and making clunking sounds is not only annoying but also quite alarming. This symptom typically happens when you have a suspension issue, and occurs when driving over bumps, uneven surfaces, debris, potholes, and more. It could be that some suspension part is loose or broken.  The suspension system is fairly complex, so finding the exact source of the noise can be tricky to do by yourself. An expert mechanic at BG Automotive, however, will be able to properly identify any suspension issue and ensure that you get back on the road with a comfortable vehicle.  Here are some of the potential causes for a clunking noise when going over bumps: Bad control arm bushings Damaged ball joints Worn out struts Damaged or worn-out shock absorbers Damaged leaf spring shackles Loose body mounts These are just some of the potential causes of why you're hearing strange noises when driving or ... read more

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