Common issues that could go wrong with your car

Owning a car is great!  You can drive literally anywhere you want, well ok, you can’t drive to Antarctica, but you get the picture.

But, sometimes things go wrong with even the most well-maintained vehicles.

Here are the 6 things that are most likely to go wrong with your car:

Lost Keys

Anybody can lose their keys and it can be a major pain, especially if you’ve got somewhere you need to be quick.  Keep an extra set handy somewhere so when you lose your keys, you won’t be stranded.

Dead Battery

You know the feeling.  You put the key in the ignition, turn the key, and nothing.  Maybe you left your lights on or the door slightly open, or your battery has actually gone bad.  This is a common issue that can leave your stranded.  Keep a set of jumper cables in the trunk just in case.

Flat Tire

You never know when you might run over a nail or some other thing in the road that will give you a flat tire.  You can help mitigate some of this by occasionally performing a visual inspection on your tires to make sure that they aren’t showing excessive wear.

Spark Plugs

Signs of a bad spark plug can include things like slow acceleration, loss of power, poor fuel economy, engine misfires, or difficulty starting the car.  These can usually be caught with routine maintenance before they get out of control.

Gas Cap Seal

Is your check engine light on?  Maybe your gas cap hasn’t been properly screwed back into position.  This causes fumes to leak out and could also cause you to fail emissions tests.

Bad Alternator

Your battery could be dead, or it could be an issue with your alternator.  Some signs of a failing advertiser include dimming lights, hard to start, stalling, other electrical failures, or strange noises.  Make sure you have a mechanic check out these issues as these could be signs that something else is going wrong too.

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