We all know how vital it is to take care of our cars, but it’s still easy to postpone that ever-so-important trip to the auto shop when faced with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. It can be hard to remember when you had your last oil change, inspection, or tune-up. After all, car maintenance is a lot to keep up with! As a result, we sometimes we wait too long and our cars start showing some very obvious signs that it’s time for an inspection and/or general auto repair services. Make sure you don’t miss these four important indicators:
1. Dashboard Warnings Are Lit
Warning lights are intended to draw your attention to potential problems with your car. If you have flashing, blinking, or constantly lit dashboard warnings, you should see an auto technician as soon as possible so these issues can be addressed.
2. Breaks Make Noise When Stopping
If you hear a squealing or grinding sound when stopping, it may be an indicator that your brake pads are worn or that your brake rotor has been damaged. Well-maintained brakes are essential for your safety and the safety of others, so seek professional advice as soon as possible.
3. Fluids Leak While Parked
If you’ve noticed there are large brown or greenish spots under your car after being parked, it’s likely you’re leaking oil or radiator fluid. While these spots might be the result of minor maintenance issues, the problem could be, or possibly lead to, much larger issues.
4. Noises Occur When Driving
When your car makes loud groaning or growling sounds while in motion, there may be an issue with your tires or wheel bearings. These sounds can mean it’s just time for new tires, which is a super easy fix, but a bad wheel bearing will require more professional attention.
Is your car showing signs it needs general auto repair services? Luke’s Automotive has been providing quality auto maintenance and repair for over 30 years. You make caring for your car our number one responsibility. Visit our website to learn more about the many services we provide or call (425) 341-4604 with questions and to schedule an estimate!
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Providing Superior General Auto Repair When You Need It
Over 30 years of quality auto repair and vehicle maintenance in Bellevue, Kirkland, Medina, Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville.