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Mechanics Reveal The Car Maintenance Issues You Should Be Worried About

Updated November 20, 2018 19 items

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.

  • Avoid Overfilling The Fuel Tank

    From a former Redditor:

    Topping off your fuel tank: go until it clicks off and then leave it. Don't keep dumping fuel into it to round up to an even number or get as much as possible in. On some vehicles, that excess fuel will get in the charcoal canister (an emissions part) and cause it to clog up, which will make it very hard to fuel your car up as the nozzle will click off every few seconds because the fuel doesn't flow as quickly into the tank. It is also usually not cheap to replace.

  • Keep The Car Keyring Clutter-Free

    From Redditor /u/VudOnOSRS:

    Too much sh*t on their keys. It can and will destroy your ignition lock.

  • Look After Your Tires Carefully

    From Redditor /u/road_moai:

    Check your tire pressure and maintain your tires. Miles per gallon, handling, longevity of tires, etc. all affected. Manufacturer recommended cold tire pressures are printed inside the driver's door in US vehicles.

  • Follow The Instructions In Your Manual

    From Redditor /u/huphelmeyer:

    So this team of engineers, who made your car, wrote this book. Inside this book is a series of tasks spaced out at even intervals. These intervals are called miles. When you reach said interval flip to the corresponding page of the aforementioned book. Do all of those things even if you don’t think it needs it yet.