Hi Scotty. After doing some googling I've come to realize that it's likely the expanding and cooling/heating of the exhaust that is making my car tick or sound like metallic drops/ticking after driving it when the engine is off. I live in Las Vegas 100° temps, so that makes sense. My question is this .. Is there anything I can do to stop it from doing that? It does it even if I drive short distances, like just to the mailbox. When I park in the garage (which of course amplifies the sound), it will tick away for a good amount of time and pretty loud. Its pretty noticeable all the time, even in large parking lot. I've heard other cars do this but never had any of mine do it before. Could it be something else? The sound radiates from what I believe is the underneath in the tail pipe area but it's hard to specifically identify where. This may be a dumb question, but is it something that can be fixed or apart part replaced to see if it stops. I just don't know why does it every time it's a driven and why my other vehicles cars don't do it if it's just the heat. My fathers truck does it on long distant drives but not always so I wonder why mine? I also am concerned that it might lead to other problems. Why do some cars do this and some don't and is there anything I can do to stop it. I just bought it recently. Its a 2015 Chevy Equinox 28,000miles certified used that was well maintained. It still has the factory warranty so should I have it looked at? Thanks for all your videos & shows and all the tips.. It has been really helpful to a lot of people. I'm slowly educating myself through your videos and shows so that I'm not a clueless female drive :).
Thanks,
Amber

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Great, I will definitely do that.Thank you very much! I appreciate your help.

Believe231
Believe231

Hmm, I wish I would get some kind of notification that you've responded, but anyways now that I see you have, I will let you know that just call up the dealer and say you're hearing unsettling noises that other vehicles you've owned before (or currently) have never have , and you would like to have it checked out and verified, then as I said before, ask for detailed reason if they say it's "normal". Perhaps be sure they state it in writing on your invoice why no repair was performed in case something does crop up later on down the road and you'll have that history of the issue.

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Ok thank you. When you say serviced, you mean my next oil change or service like for the warranty? I know some places are notorious for taking advantage of women who , like me, aren't familiar with.. much of anything to do with cars (but I'm learning). So I just want to see who's/where the best place is to ask this question. Sorry just want to be clear. I'm still learning everything. I appreciate the help.

Believe231
Believe231

I'd go ahead and bring it up when it gets its next service, perhaps something is loose like a heat shield, so wouldn't hurt to have it checked out, then if you're told it's normal, ask for a detailed explanation why that is the case with your particular vehicle and not so much with others you've owned.

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