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The 7 Most Common Auto Maintenance Problems

Your car or truck has thousands of parts that interact with each other. As we all know, over time these parts start to break down and need to be replaced.

We thought it would be interesting to list some of the sources of the most common auto maintenance problems that you’ll encounter during the life of your car or truck. Many of these problems are addressed in detail in posts on the Brake Masters Blog.

Here’s an overview of the seven most common problems.

#1 Engine Problems: The engine of course is one of the most common areas where you’ll encounter an auto maintenance problem. Common engine problems will include starting, emissions and exhaust problems as well as overheating. To help keep your car in top running condition, visit any Brake Masters for a tune-up or maintenance check-up

#2 Battery Problems: Your car or truck’s battery can be the source for a lot of problems. An old battery can be the source for starting issues, electrical issues and lighting issues. It is important to get your battery tested, especially if you live in an area with hot summers.

#3 Transmission Problems: As you put miles on your car, you may need to have the transmission fixed. If your car or truck has a manual transmission, you may need to replace the clutch. If you have an automatic transmission, it’s important to get a transmission flush every 36,000 to 60,000 depending upon your vehicle manufacturers recommendations.

#4 Brake Problems: The brakes are another common source for auto maintenance problems. It’s also a problem you should have fixed quickly because it’s a safety issue. If your brakes are noisy or pulsating and vibrating, you should take it in for a brake inspection.

#5 HVAC Problems: Your car or truck’s heating and cooling system is another area that will need maintenance from time to time. Coolant will need to be refilled. Compressors and hoses also will need to be replaced as your car or truck ages.

#6 Steering Problems: You may encounter steering problems with your car or truck. Either steering will feel stiff or it will feel very loose when turning. Fixing the wheel alignment and servicing the power steering helps resolve these problems.

#7 Suspension And Tire Problems: You will definitely have to replace your car or trucks tires several times during its life. Also if you’re driving and the ride feels more bumpy than usual it may be time for new shock absorbers.

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