1995 Ford Contour rattling noise

So, I have a 1995 Ford Contour that I purchased in May from it’s previous owner.

Within the past couple weeks, I’ve noticed a combination of sounds coming from under the front of the car, especially on the left side and especially when I slow down and make left turns. I know nothing about cars and I thought I would just check to see if anyone could offer some insight before I take it to a mechanic.

I just worry about my car sounding like a sinking ship.

You said “combination of sounds,” which means more than one sound. Can you describe them a little more precisely than “sinking ship?” None of us here knows what a sinking ship sounds like, unless there are some Titanic survivors here. :wink:

Are they rhythmic, in sync with the speed of the tires, or constant? Are they clicking sounds? Popping? Rattling? Each of those could mean something different.