Take a minute and list off the things that you use everyday. Every person would have a list that was unique to them but there would definitely be some reoccurring items if you compared lists with your friends. For most people one thing on their list would be their car. Here in the United States most people are lucky enough to own at least one vehicle per household and it is used every day. Any item that you use every day eventually needs some maintenance or repairs. Unfortunately, the items that we use the most often also seem to be the items that we neglect when it comes to maintenance. Sometimes there just is not a great time to take your car to Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic. It is important to pay attention to the maintenance needs of your car though. Over the years Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic has worked on thousands of cars. There are some common signs that your needs maintenance that we have come across over the years. Today we want to share these with you so that you can pay attention to these signs and take your car in for much needed maintenance if you notice any of them.
Check Engine Dashboard Warning Light
They want you to know when something is wrong with your car so that you can take care of it. These warning lights should not be ignored. If you have a warning light pop up in your dashboard please do not ignore it. We cannot begin to tell you how many calls we get that start with “my light has been on for weeks/months and I just have not had time to bring it in.” The longer that you wait before bringing in your car the more damage likely has occurred.
Car Making Loud Rattling, Humming or Other Noise
One sign that your car needs some attention is when there are noises coming from it when you are driving it. You may hear squealing, humming, clanking, thumping, banging, or more coming from your vehicle. These sounds are signs that something is wrong with your car. Do not ignore these sounds.
Troubleshooting Brake Problems
Issues with your brakes are another sign that your car needs some maintenance performed on it. Brakes are not made to last forever. Eventually they need to be replaced. If you notice that your brakes are noisy there is a solid chance that something is not right. Other people complain that their brakes are soft or spongy when you press down on them. This could be a sign that your brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid need some care.
Car Jerks when Shifting Gears
When you are driving you may notice that your car seems to be struggling to shift from one gear to another. Automatic transmissions take the guesswork out of shifting. As long as your transmission is working properly you should not have any problems. When you begin noticing that your car is struggling you will want to address it right away.
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Listening to your car and addressing any concerns right away is always the best answer. If your car is experiencing the issues listed above or any other issues bring it in to Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic so that we can take a look at it.