10 Common Car Problems Every Driver Should Know About

If your car develops a fault or has an issue, do not ignore it just keep it in mind that these are some of the most frequent issues we see in cars. So, check out the most common car problems and watch out for them in your cars.

Uneven Tire Wears

Uneven Tire Wears

Some tire wear is normal over time, but early excessive wear isn’t. If your tires are wearing out unevenly or you feel a vibration through your steering wheel, your suspension is probably in need of alignment.

Worn Brake Pads

Worn Brake Pads

One of the most dangerous problems a car can have is worn brake pads. That’s why it’s important to keep up with their maintenance. Ensure your brake pads are replaced regularly to prevent unexpected brake failure because your brakes are your safety on the road.

Spark Plugs

Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are one of the simplest, yet most important component of the engine. However, spark plugs have a shelf life. A failed spark plugs can cause your car to run at lower speeds and consume more fuel in the process. There are several signs to look out for to know if your spark plugs need to be changed. The signs include hard starting, engine misfiring, poor fuel economy, or poor accelerations.

Radiator Leaks

Radiator Leaks

Radiator leaks are most often caused by corrosion. Ensure you replace a radiator rather than patch it up because a leaky radiator can lead to overheating and even an engine fire if care is not taken.

Clogged Filter

Clogged Filter

If the air filter on your vehicle is clogged, it’s going to hurt your fuel economy by causing your engine to work harder, thereby putting more strain on your engine overall.

Transmission Fluid Leaks

Transmission Fluid Leaks
Transmission Fluid Leaks

Transmission fluid flushes are important for keeping the fluid fresh and preventing corrosion. Transmission fluid leaks are caused by a leak in the pan, though it’s easy to spot. If you notice a red-colored puddles or smell of burning scents from the fluid, it’s an indicator of a transmission issue that needs to be addressed.

Emission System Malfunction

Emission System Malfunction

The emission system is designed to keep pollution to a minimum while making sure your car runs properly. If the car is running smoothly, showing no problems other than the emission light coming on, the problem could be with the sensors that triggers the light.

Evaporative Leaks

High temperatures cause the fuel in your gas tank to expand. Without some venting, that pressure would build and damage your gas tank. Problems with this system are called evaporative leaks. Loose gaps are far the most common evaporative leaks, causing roughly half of newer car repairs based on the “check engine” light.

Alternator Failure

Alternator Failure
Alternator Failure

The alternator is an essential part of your running car, it keeps the battery charged and makes sure all the electrics run once you have started the car. If it breaks, your battery can wear out and you find it difficult to start your car. Ensure you get it replaced in good time.

Cracked Windshield

Cracked Windshield
Cracked Windshield

A cracked windshield can obscure driver view, making it difficult to see approaching traffic and other road hazards. Usually, it takes some kind of external force to crack a windshield but there are some cars that are prone to damage because of factory vulnerabilities.

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