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What Are Some Common Car Problems?

Whether you are buying a used car or a new car you should always be aware of the most common problems that could occur. Generally, the older the car is, the higher the possibility is of problems occurring but buying a brand new car isn’t financially possible for everyone. That is why keeping an eye out for common problems is always a good idea before they cause more trouble.

Warning Lights

On your dashboard, there are an array of warning lights that will light up when something is going wrong. This could be anything from low fuel to your engine overheating. When one of these lights appears it should be checked as soon as possible, before further damage is created.

Dying Battery

If your engine is slow to start when turning your car on, it could be a sign that your battery is on its way out. It is a good idea to replace your battery as soon as you notice these signs so that you don’t have to deal with your car not starting one day when you may be in a rush.

Tyre Pressures

Tyre pressures that are too low, can cause damage to your tyres beyond repair as well as causing danger to the people in the car. However, filling up your tyres with too much air can also be a problem as it will decrease traction and increase wear and tear down the centre.

Wiper Blades / Fluid

This is one of the most important parts of a car and provides the most crucial element of driving; sight. If you notice that your wiper blades are leaving streaks on the windscreen and aren’t removing all the water properly, this could be extremely dangerous in heavy rain as it will limit your vision so much that it could cause you to crash. 

Wiper fluid is another crucial element but some people may think that running out of this might not be an emergency. However, If you are driving down a country road and mud splatters onto your windscreen, you may not be able to remove it without any fluid, limiting your vision which can cause danger to you and other drivers.


Checking your oil regularly is extremely important, it is used to help pieces of metal in the car glide against each other. With this layer of oil, these pieces can glide easily against each other without getting too hot, however, without this element, the metal will get so hot that it can cause the engine to fail and the car could burst into smoke within 15 minutes of running out of oil.

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If you are experiencing any problems with your car and don’t know what to do, give our team a call and we would be happy to give you some advice. Call us on 0116 2863896 or fill out our online contact form.