Unfortunately, all cars need service or repairs at some point. And while good a regular maintenance routine including oil changes is a good way to keep you car in great shape, normal wear and tear will cause problems eventually. Here are some of the most common signs of car trouble. If anything of these things is happening to your vehicle, it’s time to schedule a visit with your technician.
Squealing sounds when you start the car or A/C
If you notice a very high-pitched squealing sound when you start your or when you engage the air conditioning system, it’s likely that your car’s serpentine built is malfunctioning. Fortunately, a serpentine built is easily replaceable, so don’t wait to take care of it!
Green liquid coming from engine
Green liquid coming from the engine typically means you car is leaking coolant. Without proper coolant levels, your car’s engine could overheat and do some serious damage.
Grinding when stopping
If you hear a grinding sound when coming to a stop, your car’s brake pads, rotors, and calibers could be in bad shape. Since your car’s brakes are so important to overall safety, this issue should be addressed as quickly as possible.
If you observe any of these signs, or you notice any other issues, make an appointment to talk to the service department at Fullen Motor Company.
If nothing is seriously wrong with your vehicle, it’s easy to forget about routine upkeep. Instead of waiting for a dashboard warning light to illuminate or a serious malfunction to occur, keep your vehicle in the best shape possible with these seasonal car maintenance tips from Fullen Motors.
Replace your wiper blades
Cold winter nights and unpredictable weather patterns put an extra strain on your windshield wipers. As spring begins, check your wiper blades to make sure they’re not cracked, bent, or otherwise damaged. If they are, it’s time to replace them.
Get a wash
Perhaps it seems like a purely cosmetic concern, but keeping your car’s exterior clean can also prevent rust damage and help you notice any other body damage. Regularly washing your car is also a great way to protect its future resale value. Plus, driving a clean car is just more fun.
Make a habit of checking your car’s fluids on a seasonal basis. Be sure to include windshield wiper fluid and coolant as well as your oil. Regularly doing this will help keep your car functioning safely and efficiently.
As the seasons change around you, consistently following these maintenance tips is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to ensure that your car performs as well as possible all year long. Take your vehicle to Fullen Motor Co. to make sure it’s in tip-top shape!