The need for repairing is quite obvious after buying a used car. There may be problems with certain parts of car like body, brakes, communication, cooling, drive train, electrical, engine, exhaust, fuel, oil and lubrication, suspension and last but not the least tires and wheels. Here we will discuss some of the more common problems which almost every purchaser experiences and also how to take preventive measures against these difficulties. We will consider the above mentioned parts one by one. The common problems with the body are Rusting, Painting and accidents. Rusting is the most common problem with the body of an automobile which feeds upon the whole stuff and renders it useless. New cars have a good rust proof system, unlike the older ones. For preventing rust, all the drain holes around the trunk and hood must be made clear so that water can exit through safer channels and can’t rust away your car. Accidents may cause irreparable loss but cheap imported parts should not be used after this loss. To prevent paint disturbances, carsmust be parked under shade as ultra violet rays are the paint worst enemies. Also don’t forget to have a good layer of wax on the body of car.
Braking system does a lot of work and the brake pads do get considerable insult if not checked after specific term usually of 6 months. Problems include squeaking, grinding or increased stopping distance. Rotors warp due to overheating or incorrect tightening of wheel. It gives feeling of pulsation when brakes are applied .To prevent these very obvious problems, one should avoid Riding the brakes and so their overheating. It would be better to slow down with moderate pressure and allowing brakes to cool down. The braking system and wheel should be kept cleaned using a good wheel cleaner as the clean system works better. Keeping in contact with auto mechanic of your car is a critical thing so that the efficiency of car is ensured.
Cooling system is another major problem causing part. The common problems with this system are broken hoses, broken fan belts, faulty radiator cap, water pump failure and head gasket i.e. the white smoke flowing out of the exhaust. As preventive measures, one should keep flushing and changing of the coolant after the specified time recommended by the authorities. Replacement of the deteriorated rubber seal of radiator cap is essential. Checking the freezing point of the coolant is also quite helpful. Remember not to overheat your car systems.
The electrical problems are general and mostly are related with battery. In fact battery is the first part to wear out. It is advisable to replace the battery after 4 years to avoid all troublesome situations. The cleansing process should be done at least once a year. A handy terminal cleaner can work for this wonderfully. Check fluid levels in each cell and use only distilled water for this. Regular oil changing’s and good maintenance habits would prevent car’s engine it worn out. One must give a chance to engine to warm up before driving, so the oil can spread to all parts before a lot of load is experienced by engine. Similarly try to give the engine one or two minutes before turning it off so that it can get cold. The problem with the exhaust is Corrosion and among the most common problems faced by Fuel is clogged fuel filter. Others include fuel pump failing and the dirty injectors. Regular use of a in-tank cleaner may solve this problem.
As far as the problem with tires and wheels is concerned here could be flat tire, worn tires and bent rim. Flat tire is due mostly to the nails, debris etc. Worn tire prevention can be done by replacing the worn out tire at a proper time as like the other things, tires are not an exception for the wear out rule of nature.
In the last, it will definitely bring you the benefits, if you pay heed to the precautions described above.
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