Where does it come from? How does it work?
Quick story...Shari and her car.
My car was due for an oil change, not an urgency.....just due...also over the last week I had noticed a bit of a whirl noise when accelerating. Being the daughter of a mechanic, I did my own diagnostics to determine that it was not the transmission, nor engine....but more like when I'm rolling along.
I had allowed Scooter to borrow it for a few days while he was getting his car fixed....but this last day when he wanted to use it, I said "NO!", "I'm thinking I need to get it in to the mechanic". That day, my car went in for it's oil change and check-up. Mechanic calls me...."When I put it up on the rack to have a look underneath, the noise you've been hearing is your wheel hub assembly starting to wear, doesn't need to be replaced yet, can do it when you get new tires".
"BUT", "I'm so glad you brought this in TODAY!", "As I was doing my inspection, the left front tie rod broke right in my hand". "I'm so glad you weren't driving when this happened!!!"
Is it Karma? Intuition? Regardless, getting my car in that day at that time was key. Had the tie rod broke while driving, it could have caused me (or Scooter) to have an accident and/or major suspension repairs. Instead....all was safe and my repairs were short of $100.
I guess the moral of this story is to listen to your inner voice. I'm glad I did.