I took my Hyundai Accent in for it’s inspection about a month ago. It’s an old car with a lot of miles on it—a family friend sold it to me and said that the engine had been rebuilt–but I haven’t had any problems with it beyond the spark plugs needing changing. Prior to inspection, I felt a slight push back on acceleration. I assumed it was the spark plugs again and asked them to check.
It turns out the car was leaking exhaust and would not pass inspection without major work. My muffler was replaced. Engine gaskets. Catalytic converter. I have a full list of everything that was done if it could be relevant. After I got the car back I still felt as if it was not running comfortably, but chalked it up to possible anxiety/overreaction.
About a month later I noticed my breaks were squealing whenever I touched them. I took the car back in, and was told my rotors were burnt/warped and it was causing the car to pulsate. I assumed that was what was causing the push back feeling. The rotors and pads were replaced.
Today–the car still doesn’t feel right. I can’t get anyone to believe me, but it feels as if it’s vibrate upon idle A LOT more than it did before, both from the seat and the wheel. I’m also hearing a squealing noise when I back up, and on occasion when I hard turn. The brakes still occasionally make a “putt putt” noise upon braking.
I took it back for another look and the mechanic assures me there’s nothing wrong with it and that it’s safe–that he himself would drive it. I’m not 100% sure what to do.