Funny Noises & Symbols

Memorial Drive Tire & Auto offers complete vehicle services. When it comes to diagnosing your car’s warning signs or the “funny noises” you are hearing… we are your go-to shop.

Our whole foundation is built upon honest and dependable auto maintenance and service to you…our loyal customer.

Hearing any of these noises?

Squealing or Screeching
This could mean your brakes need repair or replacement.

Chirping or Squealing Under the Hood
This could be a possible belt problem. There are different belts such as the timing, serpentine or drive belts. Your vehicle may need to be serviced and belts replaced.

Humming or Roaring Noise
This noise could mean you need new tires or new wheel bearings.

No matter what the noise is… We can fix it! Bring it down to Memorial Drive Tire & Auto and we’ll let you know what’s going on.

Not sure what a symbol in your car means?

Every day we get into our vehicles and every day we see lights on our dashboard. These symbols are designed to inform you about possible issues with your vehicle. Auto dashboard symbols are warning lights. The lights are in different colors to emphasize the seriousness of any existing problem.

Red-light Symbols – These symbols let you know a serious problem is going on and could be a safety issue. When you see these red symbols, in most instances it means your car needs to be looked at by a professional as soon as possible.

Yellow and Orange Light Symbols – These symbols serve as a warning that a part or system in your vehicle needs servicing or repair. Pay close attention to what system or part the symbol is referencing.

Here are a few examples to help you understand your car’s symbols:

Engine Temperature

This means your engine may be overheating. Driving with an engine overheating can damage your engine permanently. Have your vehicle looked at by a professional.

Check Engine

This indicates a possible emissions problem with your vehicle and it may not be operating properly and needs service or repair as soon as possible.

Oil Pressure

In most cases, means you are losing oil pressure and your engine is not lubricating all of its moving parts. The vehicle should not be driven until oil pressure is restored.

Tire Pressure

This indicates a problem with a low tire or sensor. Driving a tire on low pressure can cause tire overheating and tire failure.

ABS Brake

This indicates a malfunction with the Anti-Lock Braking System and should be diagnosed and repaired asap.

Check Battery

In most instances this is telling you that there may be a problem with your electrical system or battery.

Going above and beyond

We are dedicated to providing you, and your family superior customer service with all of your auto maintenance needs by striving to do things right the first time, EVERY TIME!

Our funny noises and symbols diagnostic services includes, but is not limited to:

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Tire Rotations Memorial Drive

Engine Temperature Warning Light

Fluid Exchanges Memorial Drive

Battery Charge Warning Light

Spark Plugs Memorial Drive

Brake Warning Light

Air Filters Memorial Drive

Airbag Indicator Symbol

Seatbelt Indicator Symbol

Fuel System Service Memorial Drive

Engine Warning Symbol

Cabin Air Filters Memorial Drive

Traction Control Light

ABS Indicator

Great customer service! They treat you nice and they are honest about your car’s issue. Doug is a very nice guy. One of the great things about this place is that sometimes the owner sends you a check (~50$) that you can use for your next service.

– Hazro Hincika

I took my car here for an inspection at lunchtime. They expeditiously finished my service and had called me with an update before I had even finished eating. Thank you Memorial Drive Tire and Auto. This is the second service I’ve had performed here and they are always friendly and FAST. Perfect combo!

– Melissa Poage

I replaced my tires, battery, engine oil, and air filter at here. They were very friendly and professional. I would like to recommend them.

– Kevin Kang

It was my first visit here yesterday to get an oil change and the staff went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of! David from the front of the store was great at his customer service and Gerald, who wasn’t even supposed to change my oil, stepped in for the other mechanic who couldn’t do it right at that moment to make sure I could get in and out of the shop quickly! I couldn’t thank them enough. Very kind people and I feel safe going on my road trip this weekend now! Thanks, Memorial Drive Tire & Auto!

– Amanda Garza

Why Choose Us?

Our goal is to educate you on what is happening with your car. We show you where all those funny noises are coming from and what those symbols mean. Then we guide you through the process of repairing those issues. Our goal is to keep you safe and sound and get you back on the road as fast as possible.

We take pride in being trustworthy and dependable.

At Memorial Drive Tire & Auto, we want to build a relationship with you and exceed your expectations. We want to keep you coming back and trust us enough to refer your family and friends.

Here’s a few of the reasons we’re different:


We have ASE Certified technicians.

We provide a nationwide warranty (36 months/36k miles) on most repairs.

We offer a free shuttle service to and from your home or office within a 3 mile radius.

We offer free on-site Wi-Fi and a modern customer lobby with comfortable seating.

We pride ourselves in delivering quality auto repair and maintenance.

Ready for reliable auto repair, remarkable selection in tires and service, and relationships with good honest people?

Give us a call at (281) 497-0830 or fill out the form below.


What if a symbol pops up and I can’t get into your shop?
If you are out and about and this happens to you, don’t panic.

Give us a call and we will advise you how to proceed (281) 497-0830.

Does a warning light always mean something’s wrong with my car?
No, it does not. There are warning lights for many things in your vehicle. Everything from low tire pressure to low fuel. We can help you understand these symbols and decide how to service your car. Give us a call at (281) 497-0830!
How long does it take to fix my vehicle once I see a warning symbol?
Depending on the warning and issue, you can most likely have your car back the same day. This is not the case in all circumstances, but we strive to get your car back as soon as possible. Feel free to bring in your car or call us at (281) 497-0830 for more questions.