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7 Signs Your Car Is in Need of a Check-Up

By: AUTOTRANZ ADMIN | Monday, 13 September 2021
Watch for the warning signs in order to stay safe and save money.

Smoke is coming from the exhaust pipe
A translucent vapor emitted from the tailpipe when the weather gets colder is normal, but dark or white smoke could signal an oil leak, a dirty air filter in the engine, a problematic carburetor, or any number of other problems.

You have trouble accelerating
If your car responds sluggishly when you press the gas pedal, it could mean the air filter in your engine needs to be replaced or is a sign of a more serious problem, like a failing catalytic converter or leaking fuel line.

You see fluid leaks
If you find major leaks beneath your car that are definitely not water (from your air conditioner), head to the mechanic.

Your brakes vibrate, sink, or squeal
Vibration could signal warped rotors; sinking points to an air leak or brake fluid leak; sounds coming from the brakes suggest the brakes pads need to be replaced or that something more serious is wrong.

It pulls
If your vehicle “pulls” to one side when you brake, it could be a sign that the brakes are wearing unevenly, there is foreign matter in the brake fluid, the wheels are misaligned, or a tire is improperly inflated.

There’s uneven tire wear
Wear patterns that favor one side of the tire over the other indicate improper tire inflation, misaligned wheels, or a problem with your suspension.

You hear unexplained
Your brakes might sound fine, but the unidentified rattling, rumbling, clunking, screeching, and squeaking should be checked out soon as possible.

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