All of us know that it’s important to take good care of our cars, but it can be hard to keep up with regular car maintenance. Things come up, life happens; so we push to tomorrow the trip to the auto shop for an inspection, oil change, or tune-up. Sometimes, however, “tomorrow” isn’t tomorrow, and waiting too long can cause issues for our cars. The good news is that cars try to tell us when something is wrong with them. Paying attention to the warning signs is important. Here are three ways we can tell if we need to take the car in for general auto repair.
1. Dashboard Warning Lights
One of the easiest ways to tell if a car needs general auto repair is to take note of any dashboard warning lights. When these lights are lit, it is a clear indicator that the car needs attention. We should make it a priority to speak with an auto specialist right away, because waiting can cause some problems to get worse.
2. Unfamiliar Noises
Any kind of unfamiliar noise is a good indication that something isn’t quite right with our car. This is true for noises heard while driving, as well as when stopping. Groaning, growling, or banging sounds heard while the car is in motion could indicate problems with tires or wheel bearings. Squealing and grinding sounds may be related to brake pads or rotor. We would always be wise to see an auto technician right away if our car starts making noises.
3. Leaking Fluids
Pay attention if the car starts leaking fluids while parked. Liquid that is brown or green in color may mean that the radiator is leaking. We should look into this right away. Even if the problem is minor, it could lead to further and more expensive damage if left unattended.
Make an Appointment for General Auto Repair Today!
Have you been missing the signs? If your car has been telling you it’s time for a tune-up, make an appointment for general auto repair right away. Classic Motorsports can help! We’d love to get you scheduled for an appointment to see your car. Visit our website for more information about our company and the many services we offer, including oil-changes, tire replacement, inspections and more. Call us at (425) 348-4110 with questions or to schedule your appointment.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
General Auto Repair
German, British & European auto service & repair in Mukilteo, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek & Snohomish