Even new cars report problems
“Don’t buy a diesel, it’s all breakdowns!” Rare is the owner of a diesel vehicle who has not heard that phrase a few times. And there is part of truth in it. The reality is that cars with diesel engines require more attention and more controlled general maintenance to prevent future problems from arising.
But this can also happen in gasoline cars. In fact, without going any further, gasoline have reported in recent years an increase in technical problems that were not seen so frequently before, which makes many start looking for ways to try to avoid possible problems.
Because, contrary to what happened a decade ago, car breakdowns are becoming more and more common, they affect all types of vehicles, regardless of their age: currently, it is not uncommon for us to find ourselves stopped on the side of the roads even cars practically new…
how can we treat it
And if; from the moment of starting until during the march, it takes its toll. There, for example, the car’s electrical system is the one that is most prone to breakdowns, especially the battery.
Also the glow plugs or the starter are slower to start if it’s cold outside or if they’ve spent the night in temperatures close to zero degrees. More for reasons of use, the heating system can also wear out, both during and after winter.
It’s more; As indicated by the RACE, battery failure, tire problems, traffic accidents, engine failures and diesel pump or injector failures are the main causes of roadside assistance. Data that is constantly increasing, due to poor vehicle maintenance and the increase in the average age of the car park in Spain. But we can prevent them…
Regularly check the engine (and its behavior)
The engine, first of all, can be found that it can become one of the most serious breakdowns that our car can, as we know.
The most common reasons behind these failures are poor lubrication or cooling, an accumulation of exhaust gases, a communication error between the sensors, a spark plug in poor condition… for this, there are periodic operations that we must carry out to ensure the proper functioning of all its parts.
Take advantage of the review to check the battery
The battery can suffer a lot since the optimal temperature for its correct operation is 25ºC. The ideal way to keep it in good condition is to leave the car parked in a garage or in the shade during summer days. On the other hand, it is also advisable not to make excessive use of the air conditioning and not to turn it on when raising the car so as not to strain the battery. It is better to wait until the car has started to turn on the air conditioning.
The useful life of a car battery is normally 3-5 years: for this to be the case, it is recommended to take advantage of the annual service of the car to check its condition and, if necessary, change it.
Check tire pressure at least once a month
In the same place, the tires occupy a worrying situation, since they are one of the key elements of the safety of a vehicle. The RACE remembers a basic trick to keep them in good condition: we must check blood pressure at least once a month.
We must also ensure that the depth of its drawing is not below 1.6 millimeters (the legal minimum), although the recommendation is that it does not go below two millimeters. It is also best to change tires when this happens and not rush this task.
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