You know the old saying, "an once of prevention..." If you need maintenance repair procedures check out the auto repair manuals. It is quite interesting what is under the hood of a car and it can leave you asking yourself questions. Does the engine oil need to be changed? Maybe your transmission needs some work or filter serviced? Something seems wrong with your brakes? Is your car making strange noises? Acquiring a vehicle is a fairly easy task... the tough part comes later with maintenance.
You are already late, but never mind. With the car at your disposal. You'll be there, not exactly on time, but yeah, almost. Then, calamity strikes, the vehicle refuses to move grunts, groans, fumes and stops. Why, oh why? Maybe because you forgot that it too needs to be looked after, maintained and regularly serviced.
The best and most efficient method of knowing about your car and keeping track of it is through the owner's manual which provides complete information on how to go about it. You can inspect your car every time you enter it, or on a daily or weekly basis or at intervals specified in the manual.
In this section, we deal with those facts that are not mentioned in the manual.
A few while driving tips.
At times, strange smells may emanate from inside your car. The possible causes may be:
Strange smells are an early warning signal that need to be heeded if much more time and money are to be saved later on.
Strange sounds tend to be sidelined in the bustle and din of our roads, and by the car stereo playing in the background. However, if the problem persists, the car will make its condition known every time you take a corner or ride over a bump. Some easily recognizable sounds are
At times, your car give personal signals which can be deciphered by only the user. Strange 'hiccups' while driving indicate faulty fuel which would in turn cause faulty carburetor or fuel injector. If there is unequal or wrong air pressure in tires, it is evident on braking. Unexplained shudders in braking indicate problems in suspension or linkages.