The internet is a truly wonderful place to get advice. Whether you are seeking help for medical issues, want to know what to do when you run into financial problems, or figure out how to maintain your car, there are plenty of helpful tips from professionals who can share their wisdom. Just ask the mechanics of Reddit.
Motor vehicles are complicated machines, and there are plenty of common car issues you can encounter while on the road. It doesn't matter if your car is making a weird noise or showing an ambiguous warning light, you should get it checked before your engine blows off some literal steam. Luckily, these mechanics have the inside scoop when it comes to seemingly insignificant car issues you should know about before you're left stranded.
Listen To Your Brakes
From a former Redditor:
When the brakes start making noises, get them checked. That is arguably one of the most dangerous things people put off. Brakes are intended to wear out and need to be replaced.
Pay Attention To The Dashboard Lights
From Redditor /u/Karnigas:
If you see a light on your dash and you're not sure what it means, check your owners manual. Then go from there.
Check Your Fuses
From Redditor /u/Kyle______:
One basic thing to be able to check yourself are the fuses. In every owners manual there is a fuse identification section. Also, tire pressure. A lot of pulling can be contributed to tire pressure. Most common ways mechanics can cheat you is to be charged for a service that was never completed. Example: charge you for a power steering service, but just top up the fluid.
Be Careful With Radiator Pressure
From Redditor /u/TheycallmeShadley:
A good way to test if there's too much pressure in your radiator is to grab the radiator hose. If you can't squeeze it, don't f*cking open your radiator.