April 30th, 2019 by

Car repairs. Ugh.

Lots of people own cars, but many don’t know the first thing about what to do when something is amiss.

The problem is, many issues can be dealt with more easily when you take care of them right away.

The moral of the story? DON’T put off getting your vehicle checked out if you notice any of these telltale signs that something’s not right.

Noisy brakes

If your car makes a squealing or grinding sound when you come to a stop, it’s a good sign you need brake pads, rotors, or calipers.

Letting this situation go can be dangerous or end up causing major damage that’s expensive to repair.

Vibration while driving

Experiencing this while driving could indicate that you either need new tires or that they need to be adjusted.

As soon as you notice a new vibration, get your car in to see your trusted mechanic.

Oil under your car

A few oil spots on the ground where you park your car may seem like an insignificant issue.

The truth is, it can spell big danger – and many dollar signs.

Your engine’s lifespan is drastically reduced when it doesn’t get the appropriate lubrication that oil provides.

Don’t risk engine trouble that could be costly to fix.

Slow start

If your engine seems to take longer than usual to engage, it may mean your battery is dying.

Your best bet is to get it tested by your dealership’s mechanic.

Green-liquid leak

That outer-space-like-liquid is actually coolant. It’s dyed green for safety.

Guess what happens if your engine doesn’t get enough of this temperature-regulating fluid?

Your engine overheats and you end up stranded with a hefty repair bill.

Another reason to take care of a coolant leak immediately is that the fluid is actually toxic to pets.

Is it time to say goodbye?

In the life of every vehicle, a point comes when the repairs begin to outweigh the value of the car.

If you have any of these issues and decide that one more repair isn’t worth it, it’s time to come to Serra Chevy and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff.

We’re happy to help you find an affordable, safe, snazzy ride that suits your needs.

See you soon!

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