At first, the yellow check engine light appeared on my card dashboard. I was worried and wanted to take my car for a check up at my mechanic place. But then, after a few days, the yellow check engine light disappeared mysteriously. So I thought "Great! I don't have to go to my mechanic and spend money on repairs. I can save some money now".
Within a few days later, to my surprise I could hear a loud growl noise which changes to anything sounding like a squealing, whining, or grinding noise. The same noise gets louder whenever I accelerate and the sound decreases at the time of slowing down my speed. Although there were no dashboard problem symbol showing, I felt that something was wrong and I needed to have my mechanic take a look.
My mechanic changed the car muffler and charged me quite expensive price for it but I wanted to do anything to reduce those annoying noise. After all, I had plans to take my family out for a long drive during the long weekend. Even after, the car muffler was replaced, the growling sound got reduced but the whining, squealing still persisted.
The next day, i went back to the same mechanic I took my car to earlier, and he said that I may need to change the belt pulley. So I allowed to do the pulley belt replacement for my car. This time again, the noise was still there and not going away. When I pointed out the noise to the mechanic, he is like those noise are normal noise and wouldn't go away. In fact it might go away in a few days, drive it for a few days and see what happens, and then come back if the noise still lingers.
By this time, I had spend almost $300 for changing muffler and pulley belt and still my car isn't any much better than when I first went there. So I got frustrated and left the mechanic garage vowing never to go back there. I didn't say or show my displeasure to the mechanic but I know he lost my business from now onwards. I mean I was willing to pay to get rid of the noise completely but it seemed like I was kinda taken for a bad ride and my money keeps spilling out during the rough ride. I wasn't going to be a fool throwing money at places where I know my car can't be fixed properly.