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5 signs it’s time for an engine overhaul

Just as you should go to the doctor every now and then when your body is not working as well as it should, you should take your car to an auto mechanic regularly, and especially if he is trying to tell you that you need a checkup! ‘But how?’ I hear you ask. ‘Cars can’t talk!’ Maybe not in human language, but make no mistake, your car can and will communicate with you when there is a problem, and your job is to be able to successfully interpret what it says. Here are five signs that your car may feel a little bad.

1. Carbon monoxide leaks

Because carbon monoxide is odorless, it is especially difficult to detect a leak. This is a situation where you need to listen to your own body and also to your car. Carbon monoxide is toxic to humans and therefore can make you drowsy, nauseous, or develop a ringing in your ears, which could mean that you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a leak inside the car. You should stop immediately if this is the case, because in addition to the fact that your car is clearly in trouble, so is your health.

2. Squeaky brakes

If you hear a high-pitched squeal or hiss when you apply the brakes, or if your brake pedal feels ‘spongy’ or too soft or needs to be pushed almost to the ground to stop the car, this means you need to have your brakes checked. righ now. The squeak is most likely due to water on the brake pads or the brake pads are dangerously low.

3. Rattle, click or rattle

Your car is not a percussion instrument. If you hear a thud, rattle, or abnormal rattle coming from the engine (or really anywhere in the car, as long as you are not hauling a crate of empty bottles!), It could be an indication that you have burst the gasket on the engine. butt. You should stop and have your car towed to a mechanic or service station as soon as possible.

4. Difficulty starting the engine

If it takes you several tries to get your engine to start or if you hear a click when you try to turn the key but it won’t start, it could be an indication that your battery is running low or that there is a problem with your alternator. Either way, you should have it checked as soon as possible at a gas station.

5. Oil light

This seems relatively simple – how obvious can it be if your car turns on the oil light? Dear readers, you would be surprised how often this light is ignored or simply overlooked. If any of your dashboard lights come on, the first thing to do is determine what they mean and then have the problem fixed immediately.

Having a regular car service is vital to maintaining the health of the car. Even if your car doesn’t show any signs of needing one, prevention is better than a cure, so be sure to stay tuned to ensure a long and happy vehicular life.

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