Cars need regular servicing to keep them running smoothly and to prevent minor issues from becoming major problems. However, car problems can still occur despite regular checks. You'll eventually need vehicle recovery and repair! This video focuses on the most common car problems, and when to take your vehicle to the repair shop.
1. Squeaking or Grinding Brakes
Get the car checked when you hear such sounds.
Grinding noises indicate that the brakes need to be replaced.
2. Flat Tires
Rotate tires every 5000 miles or when you change the engine oil.
3. Dead Battery
Batteries last for 3 years or 50,000 miles. A warning light comes on indicating a problem with the sensor, alternator, or other charging system components.
4. Check Engine Lights
Different sensors that detect errors will trigger the check engine light to come on. An OBD II scanner will show the specific code that has triggered the engine light, thus narrowing down the problem.
5. Sputtering Engine
Replace the fuel and ignition system parts as per the manufacturer's guidelines. If the engine sputters, take the car to the car repair shop.
Driving habits and vehicle models dictate the kind of problems that arise. Don't ignore issues and take them to the car repair shop if you suspect a problem.