Rattles and squeaks

Tiny
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  • 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
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  • 77,000 MILES
I guess I want to know how necessary it is to fix rattles and squeaks. I think it is, but I read and hear mixed messages.
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 AT 8:01 PM

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Tiny
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I'll add more detail. Our car has rattles in the dash/console (maybe other places?). The Dealer said that it would cost about $500 to fix it, and they would do something about the padding. I'm wondering how necessary it is to fix this, and is there a chance the rattling would come back?

I honestly don't know why the squeaks are there. We haven't gotten that far. All I know is that I hear squeaks in the back of the vehicle. Do you have any idea what that is?
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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You have to physically look for a squeak so we have no idea. As long as it's not a suspension component or brakes/steering then if you can put up with it give a local guy a crack at it he will be cheaper and probably do the same thing
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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Try putting a piece of padding behind the rear license plate to see if that is the culprit. Could rattling against the car.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help, but I don't think that quite answers my question.

-If we got the rattle fixed in the dash/console, would it be worth it? For example, is there a chance it would come back? Is there a danger to leaving it alone?

-I suppose we would have to diagnose the squeak.

I know we need new tires. I wonder if changing those would help anything.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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If you fix a sqeak in the dash it may be allright temperature has a lot to do with it. It really depends on what it is. Tires normally don't give a sqeak or rattle.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 3:51 PM

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