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  • Car running hot – check water each time, check radiator cap and or replace, get pressure test done on cooling system. May be a hose, cap, radiator that needs replacing or head it blown
  • Smell hot/burning oil – check for oil leak, check oil level, take to mechanic to see if the head is blown
  • Squealing noise when start car and goes away after speed about 50-60km – check belts for worn may need replacing, if not worn there is too much slack, check the bolt and tighten. If the bolt keeps loosening replace the bolt.
  • Clicking noises at the front left or right of the car especially when turning corners – take to a mechanic to replace cv outer joints or cv Driveshafts.
  • Clicking noises with grinding – the outer and inner cv joints need replacement, this is call a cv driveshaft
  • Car using more fuel than normal – clean or replace air filter, then if still using more than normal replace fuel filter.
  • Comfort level when driving has changed feel like you’re in a boat, harsh ride feeling everything – check quality of tyres and check air pressure, check shock absorbers.
  • Squealing when braking – go wash your car and wash all around your wheels, start car tap the brakes a bit to dry them go for a drive and see if the squealing noise is still there.
  • Squealing when braking part two – brake pads may be low and require replacing and or rotors may need to be machined to make them a smooth flat surface for a new set of pads to come into contact with. Note disc brake rotors have a minimum thickness and if there is still room they can be machined instead of buying a new set.
  • A metal sounding squeal when braking – your pads and rotors need replacing you have worn out the pad and now the metal back plate of the brake pad is coming into contact with the disc rotor and will most likely be damaging the rotor and you are now putting your life at risk. Remove and replace pads and rotors immediately.
  • My suggestion the older your car is the more frequent you should be checking all the fluids; water, oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, levels. If you notice they are taking quite a bit each time this is showing you an issue that is starting to arise. Get it checked before it turns into a big issue and costs you hundreds. Also don’t forget you need a spark to start your car, the first thing to check is the spark plugs, keep an eye on them and don’t forget to replace them.

In saying this all parts on a car will need replacement eventually; the idea is to prolong it as much as possible by checking and replacing the less costly parts regularly.

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