Motoring

10 most common car problems every driver must know

Continued from Edition 31 Vol 30

5. Worn out brake pads: A number of car problems can be managed, but the brakes are not on that list. If your brake pads are bad, it suffices to say that your car in general is bad because it is dangerous to put a car with bad brakes on the road.
More tips for you: Make your brakes last longer with these 4 simple tips
The rule is to carry out regular maintenance on your brakes. That way, you are able to detect problems before they fully manifest or worsen into more serious problems. Do not wait for your brakes to get to that point of total breakdown because it might happen on the highway, and the consequences are dangerous.
6. Emission system problems
The emission system encompasses tools that help your car to minimize pollution while it functions effectively. Some of these tools are very sensitive, and can easily develop problems. One of these is the O2 sensor. The sensor informs the engine about the quantity of oxygen to add to the mixture of fuel. When it is faulty, the car engine begins to malfunction.
7. Transmission problems
The transmission is used to regulate speed. Basically, it refines engine-generated power into torque for the use of the wheels. Transmission gears wear out over time, making shifting of gears problematic. Have it checked early enough as a total breakdown is very costly to fix.
A very common problem, especially in Nigeria: Water in car transmission: why it happened and how to fix.
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