How To Diagnose Your Car Like An Expert!

Have you ever wondered how you can instantly know if the car you own is having problems? Well, it is very simple… just take a good look!

By asking yourself some basic, common-sense questions you can quickly and easily diagnose your car just like an expert! Below are some sample questions you should ask yourself when diagnosing your car:

1. Are there any stains or drops of fluid under your vehicle? There may be no problem whatsoever, however you do want to check for wet spots, as this could be a symptom of a serious problem.

2. What color is the liquid under the car? Yellowish green, blue or orange colors can show an overheated engine or an antifreeze leak. You could have a leaky radiator or a water pump in need of repair. If this is the problem, you need to get to a repair shop immediately.

Some other common symptoms you can look for include:

- A dark brown or black oily fluid can show that the engine is leaking oil. A bad seal or gasket could be the cause of the leak. The repair for this problem can be exorbitant, so you will want to seek out a reputable mechanic right away.

- A red oily looking spot shows a transmission or power steering fluid leak. Another reason to see your car doctor! Sometimes the liquid is clear, and this is usually normal condensation from your vehicle's air conditioner. There is no need for concern.

- If you see light smoke coming from a wheel - it could be a stuck brake. Call a tow truck.

- Smoke coming from any part of the vehicle shows a need for repair. Sniff around, and you may detect your vehicles problem. The smell of burned toast can signal an electrical short and burning insulation. Have a mechanic come to look at your car. Do not risk driving it anywhere.

- The smell of gas after a failed start may mean the engine is flooded. Just wait a couple of minutes and try again. If you keep noticing the gas odor, this could be a sign of a leak in the fuel system - a potentially dangerous problem that needs immediate attention.

- If you see steam emerging from under the hood, stop and pull over. You definitely do not want to keep driving an overheated vehicle. Your engine will most likely be seriously damaged. Call a tow truck.

Just by following these simple guidelines and asking yourself some common-sense questions, you can spot problems with your car even before you call the mechanic!About the Author - Dr. Drew Henry owns a network of auto-related sites, including Hot Cars Paradise, Online Car Auction Zone and Muscle Cars Central. Visit his sites today.


 

Share |

Privacy and Terms of Use   www.isnare.com

AUTOMOBILES & DRIVING - Part 2

Buying A Used Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular sports cars in America, with that comes a high demand for used...

How To Diagnose Your Car Like An Expert!

Have you ever wondered how you can instantly know if the car you own is having problems? Well, it...

Recognizing The Warning Signs Of A Sick Car

Maybe you feel like the car is difficult to handle. Maybe the ride just seems less smooth...

Ready To Start Pimping Your Ride?

You don't have to be a custom car aficionada
to appreciate the hot cars

A Simple Car Cleaning Guide if we adopt simple techniques such as cleaning out cars regularly and attending minor...

Car Colour Trivia

The color of car a driver chooses reflects their personality and perhaps their favorite color. But the choice of...

Motoring Tips – 10 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Driving

Try following our Top 10...

Use New Car Dealers

New car dealers can be one of the greatest resources when you or someone you know...

Classic Car Archive

Read about, see lots of pictures, plus some videos of the classic...

Looking After Your Cars Tyres

To ensure that your tires are always in tip-top condition I suggest you check your tire pressure regularly. It is important...

Six Easy Steps To Buying A Hybrid Car

Buying a hybrid car is a big decision, even more so nowadays because there are many more hybrid cars and hybrid trucks...

How To Install Car Speakers

All cars have their own unique type of car speaker installation issues although installing speakers is a relatively simple...

What You Must Know Before Buying A Used Car

To avoid these problems, hopefully you will take the advice...

Avoid A Car Accident!

Most drivers know ways to avoid a car accident, but how many drivers consciously practice...

Your Auto Warranty: What To Look For

When deciding which car to buy, make sure you check the auto warranty that...

Perform Your Own Automobile Maintenance

Today’s cars can typically be expected to pass the 200,000...

Bio-Fuels Myth Or Reality

So what solution do we have on the horizon to fight the ever increasing cost of Gasoline.....

When Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

It might be hard to realize when you should replace your break...

Cars for Sale on eBay

7 Things To Know When Renting A Car

Diecast Model Cars - A History

Next Generation Of Hybrid Cars

Compare Prices Many Auto Products

The Best Ways To Test Out A Luxury Car

Automotive Air Conditioner Basic Troubleshooting Tips

The Lasting Impression That The Ford Mustang Makes

The Benchmark Of Excellence - The 2007 Shelby Mustang Cobra Gt500

The Story Of The Ford Mustang

Advantages Of Having A GPS Vehicle Tracking System Installed

Custom Wheels And Rims - What You Need To Know Before Purchasing

Defensive Driving Courses – A Brief Overview

Driving Essentials :: Tips For Driving In The Snow

Smart Tactics To Keep Your Car From Getting Nicked And Dinged

Tactical Driving Tips

Simple Steps To Reduce UK Car Crime

Car Sharing – A Neglected Solution?

Car Buying Critical Negotiating Tips

Tyres And How To Look After Them.

Helping Your Car Run The Extra Mile

8 Facts You Must Know About Lamborghini

Part 1  -  Part 2

Traffic speed warning signVW Beetle