Cars are made up of many moving parts. Over time, the parts will wear down, get damaged and can cause problems. Ignoring car problems can cost a lot more than not fixing them. At tthe first sign of these car issues, it is important to call you local dealership’s service center, like Thompson Toyota.
Bad Car Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Squeaky Belts: There are many belts that are part of the engine. The drive belt, serpintine belt and the timing belt help keep the engine running in time and they power the electrical system. If ther eis a squeaking or chirping sound under the hood, it is a sign that the belt is wearing down. Sometimes, it is a simple fix like an adjustment other times the belts will need to be replaced. Either way, as soon as the belts start to show wear, it is time to get the belts repaired. These belts can snap and damage the engine to the point it can not be repaired.
Smelly Exhaust: Car exhaust smells but if the smell gets worse or stronger than usual, it means that there are a problem. Leaking fluids on a hot surface can cause a different odor than normal. When the catalytic converter is going bad, it cna not filter the exhaust so the smell gets stronger. Another issue that can cause the stronger or unusual smell is the air/fuel mixture. This wastes fuel and it makes the exhaust smell.