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Common Car Problems Every Car Owner Should Know

Posted on 07 December 2017 by admin (0)

Engine careOwning your first car is probably one of the best feelings you have ever experienced in your life. But when it starts developing some problems, the excitement is no longer the same. As a car owner, you should be familiar with the small issues which you don’t always need to consult your mechanic to diagnose them for you. Indeed, if you must see the specialist, it is good to know the exact problem you want to be fixed. The following are five common problems you should be keen on.



Unevenly Worn Tyre

It is dangerous to drive a car whose tyres are worn. This is because their grip on the road is significantly reduced. To recognize this problem, the easiest way is to perform a physical inspection of your tyres. If you notice that there are irregular spots or dips in the tread of the tyre, it is an indication that they are wearing unevenly. To correct this situation, ensure that your tyres are rotated regularly. There is no a standard period for rotation since car manufacturers have different ideas, so check the manual of your car.


Overheating of the Engine

This problem can be diagnosed by noticing smoke that comes from under the bonnet. Similarly, the temperature gauge may not be able to hold the needle at the center. Ideally, this problem is not caused by a single factor. Probably the most known is the absence of enough coolant in the radiator. But now it is paramount to understand the cause of this coolant depletion. Examples include leaks and faulty valves and hoses. Therefore, it is important to check the cause of the depletion before simply refilling. Alternatively, check the fan of the engine to ensure that it is functioning properly.


Faulty Brakes

brakesOne way you can easily tell whether your breaks are not functioning properly is the noise that comes from stepping on the pedal. Moreover, if you see some warning flashing lights on the dashboard do not ignore. They might be an indication that your brake fluid is depleted, or some brake dust could be the cause of the problem. This is one issue that can be quite difficult for you as the car owner to fix. For this reason, consult a specialist as soon as possible.



Oil Changing

As a car owner, you should know when you need to change your oil. If your car continues to function with used up oil, its efficiency is adversely affected. For instance, you realize that the strength of the engine has considerably decreased. The car can no longer climb slopes that it used to before. Check your manual to find out after how long you are supposed to change it.

Tyre Pressure

It is easy to tell a completely deflated tyre. However, if the pressure is slightly lower than the recommended one, you may not notice by just conducting a visual inspection. Therefore, the most effective way to do it is to visit a fueling station where you can use the free air filling services to adjust the pressure.