When you have a car, you have to keep up with certain things. Cars need to be taken care of if they will run through the years in tip-top shape.
There are common signs that your car needs an inspection or repair, including missing parts, oil or smoke leaks, odd sounds when starting or driving, and running rough. If you are having trouble with your car, you should get it checked out as soon as possible.
Here are reasons your car needs a checkup at D. Wells Auto
- Missing Parts
Missing or broken parts is a sign that something went wrong in the interior of your car. It may be time to get an oil change and inspection if you see this. Missing parts can range from headlight covers, door trims, dashboard lights, mirrors, fenders, air vents, so when you notice any missing parts, get them checked out before more damage is done.
- Oil or Smoke Leaks
Leaks are always an indicator of something wrong with your car. If you see smoke coming from under the hood, stop driving and pull over somewhere safe to get it checked up on immediately. Check engine oil leaks may mean you need a new gasket, while oil leaks from a pan may signify a cracked pan, leading to severe problems. If you notice any leaking, take your car in right away, so the problem doesn’t get worse.
- Odd Sounds when Starting or Driving
If you hear unusual sounds from under the hood, stop driving and check it out before getting into traffic. Things like whirring sounds can signify fan belts that need to be replaced. Squealing or scraping sounds may mean the brakes need realigning, and crunching or cracking noises can tell that something is loose or broken, which needs to be taken care of immediately. Stop driving until the experts check it out when you hear any unusual sounds.
- Running Rough
Running rough is also an indicator of something wrong with your car. If you have trouble starting or driving your vehicle, it may be time for a service checkup. Signs of rough running may include an engine that is knocking, stalling when starting, and a lack of power. When your car starts giving you trouble, come in, and we will help get your vehicle back on the road and running smoothly again.
- Vehicle Repair or Service Advice
When keeping your vehicle running tip-top shape with minimal problems, you need to have quick, reliable service. A well-maintained car will run with fewer issues and save you money in the long term compared to a poorly maintained vehicle that requires more frequent repairs.
When your car needs repair or service, you are likely to have questions. Auto repair shops are the best source of information so you can understand precisely what is wrong with your vehicle and how much it will cost to fix. They also often advise good practices for keeping your car running smoothly.
When you have trouble with your car, it is always best to treat the situation as serious. When you find yourself in this kind of situation, bring your vehicle to a service center where we will make sure that it is thoroughly checked up.