The Most Common Maintenance Issues For Modern Cars

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about car maintenance until something goes wrong. And when something does go wrong, it’s often difficult to determine what the issue is and how to fix it.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common maintenance issues for modern cars. We’ll also provide tips on how to prevent these issues from happening in the first place!

Oil leaks

One of the most common maintenance issues for modern cars is engine oil leaks. If you notice an oil leak, it’s important to take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible. Oil leaks can damage your engine and lead to expensive repairs.

Oil leaks can be caused by a variety of things, including worn gaskets or seals, cracked engine blocks, and loose oil drain plugs. To prevent oil leaks, be sure to have your car’s engine inspected regularly.

Wiper blades

Another common maintenance issue for modern cars is worn wiper blades. Wiper blades should be replaced every six months or so to ensure they’re working properly. If your wiper blades are worn, they may not clear your windshield effectively, which can lead to decreased visibility and increased risks while driving.

To avoid this problem, be sure to check your wiper blades regularly and replace them when necessary. You should also keep your windshield clean and free of debris to help prevent your wiper blades from wearing down too quickly.

Tire pressure

Another common issue that can lead to car problems is incorrect tire pressure. Tire pressure should be checked at least once a month, and it should be adjusted as needed to ensure that your tires are properly inflated.

If your tires are underinflated, they can wear down more quickly and may even burst. On the other hand, if your tires are overinflated, they can make your car less stable and increase the risk of a blowout.

Either way, it’s important to maintain proper tire pressure to keep your car running safely and efficiently.

Flat tires

Another common issue is flat tires. Flat tires are usually caused by nails or other objects puncturing the tire. If you get a flat tire, you should replace it with a new one as soon as possible. Most of the time, you can replace a flat tire yourself, but it’s always a good idea to have a spare tire on hand just in case.

Worn brake pads

If your car starts making strange noises, it could be an indication of a problem with the brakes. Brake pads wear out over time and need to be replaced periodically. If you ignore brake pad replacement, you could end up damaging your brakes and having to pay for expensive repairs.

Replacing a brake pad is a relatively easy process, but it’s always best to consult with a mechanic or take your car to a professional if you’re unsure. If your car isn’t running as smoothly as it used to, it could be time for a tune-up. During a tune-up, a mechanic will check the engine and make sure all the parts are working properly. If something is wrong, they’ll fix it or replace it with a new part.

Keeping up your maintenance

Finally, one of the most common maintenance issues for modern cars is simply keeping up with regular maintenance. This includes things like oil changes, tire rotations, and brake pad replacements. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you can avoid major problems down the road and keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

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Written by:
Rich Heinrich
Master Instructor / General Manager

Instructor and Office Administrator

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