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    Tips for maintaining common car troubles

    Maintaining your vehicle is crucial for smooth performance for years. A well maintained car ensures safety, longevity and performance. Regular maintenance can avoid unexpected car troubles. If we get our cars checked properly, we can ensure their maximum performance. Knowing how to handle these common issues can save you time, money and stress. Here are some essential tips for maintaining common car troubles and when to call for roadside assistance.

     

    Flat Tire

    Prevention and Maintenance

    ➢Check on regular basis:

    Check tire pressure monthly and look for signs of wear and tear.

    ➢Proper inflation:

    Keep tire’s inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended level to ensure a smooth ride.

    ➢Tire Rotation:

    Rotate tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to ensure even wear.

    Quick Fixes

    Tire Repair Kit:

    Keep a tire repair kit and a portable air compressor in your car.

    Spare Tire:

     Ensure your spare tire is in good condition and know how to change a tire.

    Roadside Assistance

    If you are unable to change your tire on your own, go for professional roadside assistance. It is unsafe to do it if you have no professional expertise.

     

    Dead Battery

    Prevention and Maintenance

    ➢Battery check:

    Check your battery on a regular basis. Charge if it is required, don’t let it die for so long.

    Clean Connections:

    Keep battery terminals clean and free of corrosion.

    ➢Go for long drives:

    Go for long drives because short rides can prevent your battery from fully charging.

    Quick Fixes

    ➢Jump Starter Kit:

    Carry a portable jump- start kit to avoid any unpredictable emergency.

    Turn off accessories:

     Before shutting off your car, turn off all accessories (lights, radio, etc.) to prevent battery drain.

    Roadside Assistance

    If your battery dies while your travelling and you don’t have the tools and equipment to fix it, roadside assistance can provide a jump start or replace the battery if necessary.

     

    Engine Overheating

    Prevention and Maintenance

    ➢Coolant Levels:

     Check and maintain proper coolant levels.

    ➢Radiator Maintenance:

     Keep the radiator clean and ensure there are no leaks.

    Quick Fixes

    Pull Over:

    If your engine overheats, pull over safely and turn off the engine.

    ➢Cool down:

    Cool down the engine by checking the coolant level.

    ➢Add Coolant:

    If the coolant level is low, add the appropriate type to the reservoir.

    Roadside Assistance:

    Severe heating can cause damage to your vehicle so it is better to get the engine checked and look for professional help.

     

    Brake Problems

    Prevention and Maintenance

    ➢Regular inspection:

    Brakes are a very crucial component of a car, get them checked during routine maintenance.

    ➢Brake Fluid:

    Maintain the correct brake fluid level and replace it as recommended.

    ➢Detect unwanted sounds:

     Pay attention to unwanted sounds when breaking, such as squeaking or grinding sounds.

    Quick Fixes

    Brake Pads:

    If you have tools and experience, replacing brake pads by your own can be a DIY job

    ➢Temporary solution:

    If the brakes feel soft or spongy, pump the brakes to build up pressure temporarily.

    Roadside Assistance:

    Brake problems can be extremely dangerous. If you notice any signs of a brake failure, call the roadside assistance immediately.

     

    Fuel System Issues

    Prevention and Maintenance

    ➢Fuel Quality:

    Fuel quality is mandatory to ensure better performance. Use preferable quality fuel to avoid contaminants.

    ➢Fuel Filter:

    Changing the  fuel filter as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer is important..

    ➢Additives:

    Use fuel system cleaners to keep injectors clean.

    Quick Fixes

    ➢Fuel Additives:

     If you are facing issues with car performance, fuel additives can be helpful.

    ➢Emergency Fuel:

    Carry a small can of emergency fuel in case you run out.

    Roadside Assistance

    For significant fuel system issues or if you run out of gas, roadside assistance can provide fuel delivery or tow your vehicle to the nearest service station.

     

    Electrical Issues

    Prevention and Maintenance

    ➢Regular Checks:

     Inspect the vehicle’s electrical system periodically.

    ➢Fuses and Relays:

     Check and replace faulty fuses and relays.

    ➢Battery Maintenance:

    Keep the battery and its connections clean and secure.

    Quick Fixes

    ➢Reset Systems:

    Sometimes, disconnecting and reconnecting the battery can reset the electrical systems.

    ➢Spare Fuses:

     Keep spare fuses in your car for quick replacements.

    Roadside Assistance

    Electrical issues can be challenging to diagnose and fix. Roadside assistance can help identify and address the problem efficiently.

     

    Conclusion:

    Maintaining your car   on time can save you from unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. Every vehicle issue cannot be sorted out by solving it yourself. However, some need professional assistance. Knowing when to call for roadside assistance is crucial for your safety and convenience. By following these tips and keeping essential tools and supplies in your car, you can handle minor issues confidently and ensure that help is just a call away when you need it.