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Top 5 Most Common Car Problems

Owning a car has a lot of benefits, but on the other hand, for the vehicle owner, it is important to carry out regular maintenance on the vehicle. Kambio team has highlighted 5 maintenance tips to help you increase the life of your car.

However, car issues will arise, and every car will display certain warning signs. To decrease the potential for breakdown, and expensive repairs, we’ve listed the 5 most common car problems that you should pay attention to.

#1 Check Engine Lights

A warning or check engine light is the most common problem for car, truck and SUV owners. These lights appear when the vehicle’s ECU (engine control unit) finds an error code triggered by a sensor. Since there are more than 200 warning codes, having a professional mechanic complete a warning light inspection is the best way to define the source.

#2 Poor Fuel Economy

When the engine is running effectively, it burns fuel at a rate that helps improve fuel economy. On the other hand, several fuel system parts like fuel filters, cabin filters, mass airflow sensors, and O2 sensors will eventually get dirty. If this comes out before they are replaced, it will cause the engine to consume more fuel than usual.

#3 Dead Battery

Most car batteries considered to last 3 years or 50,000 miles. A dead battery is usually the result of reduced amps – or electrical currents – which naturally reduce as the battery loses its ability to maintain a charge. A damaged alternator, battery temperature sensor, or other charging system components can accelerate this issue. It’s great to replace your car battery every 50,000 miles or three years, even if it’s not showing signs of a problem.

#4 Flat Tires

While most tires become flat after striking an object or being punctured, it’s possible for simple wear and tear to be the main source. Extend your tire’s lifespan by keeping them properly rotated, as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. Generally, rotating tires every 5,000 miles (or when you change your engine oil) is the best advice.

#5 Overheating

This issue occurs not very often, but still, it’s important. The cooling systems of the most modern cars are very complex, containing multiple sensors that monitor coolant temperature, flow, and other components. Staying on top of radiator flush services and changing the water pump before it breaks are two easy ways to reduce the potential for overheating issues.

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If your car needs regular maintenance to avoid these issues, contact us and have a convenient on-site car repair.

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