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When I began thinking more seriously about car issues, it occurred to me that there were a few things I needed to do if I wanted to make things easier for myself in the long run. For starters, I began taking my car in for regular auto service, which really helped out. It was really interesting to see how many different things had to be fixed every time I went in, but when my car didn't have as many problems, I could tell that it was really paying off. This website is all about understanding and preventing car problems by making better choices.



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Three Issues With Your Car That Need To Be Repaired Right Away

by Micheal Barrett

Having your car repaired can be quite expensive. There are certain repairs that you can put off for a while and some that you need to have addressed right away. The following guide walks you through a few of the repairs that you need to have done right away when you start to notice that there are issues with your car.

Your Transmission

If you start to notice that your car feels as if it is dragging or having a hard time pulling off when you are at a light, you may have transmission issues. Transmission issues can cause your car to have a hard time switching into different gears, which can lead to major damage in the future. It is best to have a mechanic look at your transmission as soon as you start to notice issues.

Your Brakes

If you start to hear your brakes screech as you try to stop, you have to press really hard on the brake pedal to get the car to stop rolling, or if your car continues to move well after the brakes have been depressed, it may be time to have the brakes replaced. You need to be able to stop quickly when you are driving and having worn brakes can hamper your ability to do so. It is best to have your brakes replaced as soon as you start to notice any difficulty stopping.

Radiator Issues

If you start to notice that your car is overheating, or you are constantly having to add water or coolant to your car's engine, there may be something wrong with the radiator. If the radiator goes out, the car will be undriveable. It is best to have a mechanic look at the radiator to see if it is damaged or if a hose leading to it needs to be replaced. Replacing a hose is not expensive and can be done within a matter of just a few minutes.

If you notice that your car is not driving properly, but you are not sure what is wrong with it, take it to a mechanic. Companies like Mr. Transmission can offer assistance. A mechanic will look over the car to try to find out what the issue is, but will not actually do any of the repairs until getting permission from you. This allows you to see what the repairs will cost and if you can afford to have them done that day. If you cannot, you should not drive the car because the issues could only get worse if you do.