Can you tell the signs that your vehicle needs auto service? Before an inexpensive auto repair turns into an expensive auto repair, let the experts at Wayne’s Automotive inspect you vehicle. In the meantime, here are warnings signs that your vehicle needs to be serviced.
According to an article at tustinautocenter.com, “What is Your Vehicle Trying to Tell You”
When you press on the brake pedal to slow down to turn, or come to a complete stop, and you start hearing grinding and/or squealing, this is your brakes trying to tell you they need attention. Most of the time it is your brake pads wearing out, but in some cases it could be your rotors or calipers too.
Now, maybe you are thinking you will postpone a service appointment until they get worse, but this is never a good idea. Brakes can go from bad to horrible very quickly. You are compromising the safety of everyone around you on the road.
Plus, if you don’t listen to the warning signs and keep driving, the mountings can scrape grooves into the rotors, resulting in a very expensive repair. Alternatively, if you change the pads but don’t take care of the rotors when they need attention then they will get hot a lot faster and cause brake fade or warping.
The problem with this warning sign is that it is often so mild and slow to progress that you barely notice it. After a bit, it feels normal, even as it worsens. However, if you notice your car is vibrating while you are driving, there is a very good chance that you either need new tires or you simply need your alignment adjusted.
If your tires are not aligned properly, it can result in uneven wear on them. If you don’t have all-wheel or four-wheel drive, you will probably only need the front wheels aligned. The process simply squares the axles and wheels, so they are moving properly in the same direction.
Does your vehicle act like it desperately needs a morning cup of coffee when you start it? This is a clear indicator that you will need a new battery soon. Sure, it eventually starts after a bit of hesitation, but don’t be fooled thinking you have plenty of time to deal with it. Batteries can be pretty unpredictable when they get to a certain point. Plus, batteries are fairly inexpensive and this is a quick fix. You probably need an oil change anyway, so just have the dealership handle both while you are there. Then, you won’t have to constantly worry whether your car is going to start when you need to go to work in the morning, or when you are leaving the club after a night out with friends.” To read the entire article click here.