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Garages and dealers often unable to pinpoint infuriating noises

It has been revealed that more than half of car owners have experienced an annoying rattle or vibration in their car at some time.

A survey commissioned by the makers of Rattlebuster, a revolutionary new car tool designed to pinpoint annoying interior car noises, found that 60 per cent of the motorists questioned have heard sounds emanating from their cars, and a vast majority said they found it irritating or more worryingly, distracting.

Most (80 per cent) of the drivers who took their car to the garage or dealer to fix the problem found mechanics had difficulty locating the noise and nearly 70 per cent had to part with their hard-earned cash for the consultation.

A number of common factors can cause the disturbance, such as plastic panels expanding in the heat of the sun and rubbing against other car trim,, loose fittings in the interior and badly-fitted after-market accessories such as phone kits are common offenders.

It doesn’t matter if the car is new or old, expensive or inexpensive, drivers find it teeth-grindingly irritating to be forced to listen to a non-stop jarring noise.

Therefore it was no surprise that more than 98 per cent of respondents were interested in a product that assists them to find the source of the noise quickly and easily.

RattleBuster takes the form of an audio CD comprised of five Power-Tones (each four minutes in length) developed in a professional studio and comes with an easy to follow instruction manual.

Each tone mimics a different type of road vibration and is played in a stationary car with its engine off, avoiding the traditional “Drive and try to stay alive” approach.

The driver is then free to move around the vehicle enabling them to listen for and pin-point the rattle, vibration or dashboard buzz.

By altering the exact amount of vibration generated, using the bass, volume and fade controls on the CD player, the vibration can be induced and located.

Stuart Wright, Director, RattleBuster said: “Not only are car noises aggravating but they can be difficult to locate, even by professionals.

“Rattlebuster allows drivers to find the source of the problem before they take it to a professional to be fixed, thus avoiding the expensive hourly rates charged by garages today. “Forget £70 per hour+ VAT!, try £9.95 for RattleBuster”

“It’s a simple, safe and affordable solution to a problem which affects most of us at one point or another.”

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