There is nothing worse than your car breaking down. Wherever you are going, no matter the time of day, you don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road or at home next to a car that won’t go.
In some cases your car breaking down can be prevented by getting regular services to have any repairs carried out before they materialise. In other situations, there is nothing that could have prevented it.
Common break down reasons
Ignoring the ‘check engine’ light is never a good idea. One reason may be that the gas cap is loose and checking this can help. It could be more serious, however, such as an evaporative leak or a cracked hose in older cars, which indicates a fuel leak. Regular servicing with Turley Car & Truck can help detect such problems ahead of time.
Flat tyres or blowouts are no motorist’s friend. These are one of the most common issues with breakdowns and can be very frustrating for both men and women alike. Over-inflation or wear and tear is usually the culprits.
By making sure you replace your tyres when required and knowing the levels at which they should be inflated, you can avoid such an annoying mishap. Another cause of flat tyres is nails and bolts. Unfortunately, these are discovered all too late; however, the hole can often be repaired to save replacing the whole tyre.
Cooling systems that are faulty or coolant that is not topped up can result in overheating. It is especially important to keep an eye on the coolant levels over the hot months as well as check brake fluid and automatic transmission fluid where present.
If your warning light does come on then switch off the air conditioning and turn on the heater. This will help remove some of the heat from the engine and hopefully get you to a safe spot.
Your car battery generally lets you down when you least expect it and even batteries that are not that old can cause a problem if they are being drained by another fault in the car. If your car is taking some time to start, it may be the battery, which should be checked.
Common problems can be prevented with the help of Turley Car & Truck as they offer servicing for your trucks and vehicles. Should any issues slip through the cracks, however, you can rely on their reliable tow truck services to get you off the side of the road fast.