A car breakdown can be a disruption to anyone’s daily routine, with many people reliant on their car for travel, work, family and leisure. Although breakdown services and mobile breakdown service is accessible, there are still various ways to prevent a car breakdown. In addition, there are also ways to detect early signs of a breakdown or malfunction, and in turn reduce the impact of neglecting these signs.
Here are the top 5 common issues that could eventually lead to a car breakdown:
1. Dashboard Lights
The dashboard has various warning lights which signify different requirements of what drivers should do if they light up. Examples may include:
– engine heating
– low oil pressure
– brake light warning
– ABS warning
– Airbag warning
In the case of these being lit, it is important to address the issue through an auto electrician to prevent any further problems or a car breakdown.
2. Strange Noises
Depending on the noise your car is making, it could mean that there is a problem with the vehicle. This is also the case for other vehicles such as trucks and earthmoving equipment. Types of noises that should be addressed may vary from crackling of a faulty speaker to the ticking sound of a car not starting which could be as result of a flat battery. If ever unsure, it is important to contact a professional to find out why.
Overheating can occur when the temperature of the engine rises. This may cause damage to the vehicle, especially if not responded to quickly enough. Steam being emitted from the engine, or an engine warning light could be the alert signs you need.
Before causing any further damage and leading to breakdown, it is essential to contact a professional.
4. Car Not Starting
Most commonly, your car not starting could be a result of a dead battery. At times, it could be a result of fuel supply or a problem with a distributor cap, such as dampness in wet weather. However most likely, it is a result of battery. A dead battery calls for an immediate car breakdown and would require a prompt mobile breakdown service.
5. Fluid Leaks
Common car leaks could include oil, brake fluid, gasoline, transmission fluids, power steering fluids or even water. These liquids are essential for the running of the vehicle, but when they start leaking, there may be an issue. Identifying that there is a leak and dealing with it by contacting a professional can once again prevent a build up of issues and be handled by experienced personnel.
Other signs that a vehicle may be on the verge of an eventual breakdown include fumes being emitted, burning smells, cars not shifting between gears such as from park to drive, and of course, low batteries.
Having a car requires responsibility and attentiveness, especially as vehicle owners rely on cars for various purposes. This could be for the daily commute to and from work, for family activities such as taking children to school or sport, or simply for the day to day errands that occur.
In taking responsibility, it is important that vehicle owners are alert of the signs that be giving warnings that an issue such as breakdown may occur. It is in recognising these signs that problems are prevented, and the longevity of the car is maximised. By carefully identifying and addressing any issues that may occur, vehicle owners are able to benefit from the long-term potential in a car’s lifecycle.
At Electroworx, we offer speedy, reliable and efficient breakdown services as a priority. Our capabilities allow us the competence to tackle any vehicle kind, as well as perform an extensive health check to prevent any issues that can be avoided.
Contact us to find out more on 1300 824 692