Everyone is guilty of ignoring a vehicle issue now and then. We act like we didn’t hear that little squeal or didn’t see the check engine light come on just now. Sometimes ignoring the issue is okay. That strange noise could have been due to a stray stick that flew into the undercarriage. That smell could be coming from another car on the road near you. Primary Care Auto Repair in Warwick RI always makes our clients and their vehicles our top priority. That’s why we want you to be aware of the car issues you should never ignore.
An Overheating Engine
Smoke coming from your vehicle is never a good sign. Smoke combined with a temperature gauge that shows your engine is running hot is even worse. When you are dealing with an overheating engine, it is important to get your car to the repair shop immediately. Ignoring the issue won’t make it go away and will only cause more extensive damage.
Your braking system keeps you, your loved ones, and other drivers around you safe every day. The easiest way to maintain that safety is by having your brakes inspected when you got to the shop for service and maintenance. In between those appointments, you should watch out for signs that your brakes are starting to fail.
Luckily, your brakes will let you know when something is wrong. If you notice new noises, smells or movement when you are braking, that is your car’s way of telling you there is something wrong. Call your mechanic and schedule a brake repair or replacement as soon as possible.
Vehicles depend on a variety of automotive fluids to help them run smoothly. From engine oil to transmission fluid to coolant, it is important that your fluids are at the appropriate levels. If you notice a puddle under your car bring your car to Primary Care Auto Repair. Our technicians will locate and repair the leak so your fluids can stay where they belong.
Your engine is one of the most important components of your car. A failing engine means a failing vehicle. If your engine is knocking, shaking, or smoking, it needs to be inspected and repaired immediately to prevent a breakdown.
If you notice any of these or other issues, Primary Care Auto Repair is here to help. Our full-service auto shop is equipped and prepared for all of your auto service and repair needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment.