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Vehicle Issues: What Are the Most Common Car Problems?

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At some point, everyone encounters vehicle issues. However, some problems are more common than others. If you’re wondering what the most common car problems are, keep reading to find out! Some of these answers may surprise you.

Flat Tires

Flat tires are extremely common. In many cases, they happen after something punctured the wheel. When tires suffer from wear and tear, they may also become flat. You should schedule tire rotations to ensure tires wear down evenly.

It’s also best to keep a spare tire in your trunk along with a tool kit. If needed, you can change the tire and continue driving.

Fluid Leaks

Fluid lubricates different parts of your vehicle. Without lubrication, your car overheats and can eventually fail.

A common leak that drivers encounter is a transmission fluid leak. You shouldn’t ignore a transmission fluid leak because it indicates internal damage. For example, a leak may suggest a punctured drain plug or hole in the transmission line.

A professional mechanic will assess your vehicle and determine the leak’s cause.

Sensor Malfunctions

A common car problem with newer vehicles is sensor malfunctions. Many modern cars have proximity sensors to alert drivers about nearby objects. Sensors also indicate vehicle issues like low pressure and emission levels.

Like most technology, sensors may malfunction for different reasons. However, car accidents can cause more problems. If you collide with another vehicle (or object), the sensors could become too sensitive or stop working.

Broken Headlights or Taillights

Some people assume that a broken headlight or taillight isn’t a big deal. Unfortunately, that’s not true. A damaged light is dangerous on the road because other vehicles (and pedestrians) can’t spot your car at night. Broken lights can also lead to a ticket! Don’t risk anyone’s safety by failing to repair lights. Take your vehicle to your local repair shop.

Cracked Windshield

Cracked windshields compromise your car’s safety. The windshield protects you and your passengers from outdoor elements as you drive. Cracks sitting in your line of sight can obstruct your view while driving. This increases your chances of accidents. If you don’t repair small cracks, they may develop into larger ones. That said, as soon as you notice a crack, take your car to the mechanic.

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18 de jan. de 2023

Break pads oli etc

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