Unless you’ve got a tailpipe dragging behind you or smoke billowing out of your engine, it can be difficult to know whether your car is having trouble. Some problems may seem to spring up out of nowhere when, in fact, there have probably been warning signs building up over the course of months. While we don’t want to make you paranoid that your car is about to fall apart, in today’s blog we offer signs on the warning signs that you should definitely be keeping an eye out for.
Your Baltimore Mechanic Explains 3 Warning Signs of Major Car Trouble
Your car starts vibrating
Car vibrations are not uncommon and can spell big trouble. Though they could be caused by a number of factors, each one needs to be checked out by a qualified Baltimore mechanic. Vibration is most often caused by uneven tire wear, old and misaligned wheels that need to be replaced, and engine problems.
Weird noises when you brake
If you notice any noises when you’re braking, it’s probably time to get your car looked at by a mechanic. If the noise only happens once then it’s possible it was just a fluke, but if you start to notice your brakes regularly squealing, scraping, or grinding then your Baltimore mechanic should have a look right away to ensure that your car is safe to drive.
Tires that can’t pass the dime test
If your tire’s treads are worn down so worn down that they cannot pass the dime test, it will decrease your gas efficiency, make it more difficult to brake, and greatly impede your ability to navigate slippery, icy, and wet conditions (a serious problem in Baltimore in January!).
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