St. Louis Auto Dealership’s Car Talk: Auto Noise
Not all auto noises portend engine troubles. These days, manufacturers are going the extra mile to produce vehicles with powerful sounding engines. Some new and used cars arrive off the assembly line, purring, growling and roaring like a NASCAR race car. The concept behind the design is to enhance the driving experience.
Yet among car buyers and purists alike, the controversy of assimilated vehicle noise rages on.
According to sources at Edmunds.com the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro ILS renders the following decibels in the various modes:
- Full Throttle: 88.1 Db
- Idle: 60.2Db
- 70 mph Cruise: 74.0 Db
70 with top open: Db
“Some motorists find the quietude of the Toyota Prius too silent. But, auto buyers should focus on noises, which portend a mechanical issue. For instance, a clunking noise on turns is generally caused by the intermediate steering shaft, share a mechanic of the St. Louis Auto dealership, Cross Keys Auto.