Experiencing a car breakdown can be stressful and frustrating. Whether you’re running late for an important meeting or simply heading out on a weekend road trip, the last thing you want is to find yourself stranded on the side of the road with a malfunctioning car. Cars are complex machines with many different components, however there are a few common car failures that drivers may encounter.
Despite many manufacturers providing a rust guarantee on your car, over the years the weather can take it’s toll on your car’s metallic elements. We thought we’d provide 5 easy places to check your car for signs of rust.
Despite the unusually warm weather for Halloween this year, it’s a good time to get your car ready for the winter now before it gets too cold. With Christmas coming up and the busy rush on the roads getting to see relatives at Christmas time, you’ll want your car to be well prepared for slippery icy roads, heavy rain and snowfall. This brief article will help you check your car’s vital signs for Winter in an update to our original article last year.
If you start experiencing grinding sounds when braking or a loss in braking power then it’s time to get those brakes checked over. Leaving a worn set of pads on a vehicle is not only dangerous but can mean damage to other parts of the braking mechanism and therefore cost you more in the long run. These days modern cars are fitted with sensors to warn you when your brake pads need replacing. You’ll usually see a dashboard warning light to indicate an issue with the brakes. Make sure you visit a garage immediately to check the brakes. This quick guide will help you diagnose what to do when you experience braking issues.