The Most Common Car Problems To Experience
Over the course of your lifetime, you are going to experience car trouble. No matter what car you drive, everything from a Ferrari to your lowly clunker, there will be issues. Of course, routine maintenance and care will lower your risk of certain issues, but there are some things which you cannot control. C & G Auto is here to reduce the potential for certain breakdowns by listing a few of the most common car issues that arise and what you can do right now to reduce the chance of it happening to you.
Check Engine Light & Other Warnings
The most common issue to experience is a warning light on in your dashboard. There’s a good chance you have read ‘Check Engine’ and then immediately panicked. Since there are over 200 warning light codes, it’s difficult to predict when one could turn on. We suggest stopping by to see your local auto mechanic every so often for them to check you out and give you a clean bill of health.
It’s not a great feeling when you jump into your car, turn the key and nothing happens. You are getting into your vehicle because there is somewhere you need to be and now everything has changed. Most car batteries last 3 years or 50,000 miles. Keep in mind that a damaged alternator, battery temperature sensor or other charging system components can reduce battery life. Your local mechanic has the technology to be able to test the life of your battery, so if you think you might need one soon, have them check it out.
You are driving down the road and all of a sudden your “low tire pressure” light comes on. When you stop your car, you inspect your tires to see if you ran over anything. Sure enough, in your back left tire there’s a nail. Luckily, you have some time to make it to your local mechanic to check it out. Sometimes it can be patched, depending on where exactly it pierced the tire, but other tires it needs to be replaced. You can also receive a flat tire from wear and tear. Extend the life of your tires by having them rotated every so often (5,000 miles or when you change your oil).
Shaky Steering Wheel
It’s a gorgeous 80 degree day in Myrtle Beach, so you decide to take a cruise up 31. When you hit 60 or 65 miles per hour you notice your steering wheel begins to shake a little. No need to worry as this is a very common issue. Simply bring your car into the shop. Most likely it’s a tire/wheel balance issue. Your local auto repair company will have you fixed up in no time.