With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, many of us are taking a good, hard look at our relationships.
Is this person right for me? Do they treat me the way I deserve to be treated? While you may be asking these questions of your significant other, you’re probably overlooking a relationship also worth examining— the one with your vehicle.
Check out these 5 tried-and-true signs to determine if it’s time to fix things with your car!
- Warning lights
Those little indicators on your dashboard that light up when starting the car and that sometimes stay illuminated are there for a reason – to indicate a problem or potential problem with a vehicle system or component. Pay attention to these indicator lights, and when they illuminate, get them diagnosed at your earliest opportunity.
If your vehicle suddenly begins stalling at intersections, when you try to accelerate, or at other times, not only is this a warning sign of trouble lurking but it also can put you in a dangerous situation.
- Hard starts
You’re allowed to be a little sluggish first thing in the morning. Your vehicle isn’t. If it won’t start when you need it to, if it takes several turns of the key before it does start, or if it starts but won’t stay running, you’ve got a problem.
- Soft or noisy brakes
Your vehicle’s brakes are supposed to bring you to a stop quietly, without you having to put your foot through the floor pressing on the brake pedal. If your brakes squeak unmercifully or you feel a rhythmic vibration when the brakes are applied, there’s a good chance something’s wrong.
- Other unexplained noises
If your brakes are quiet but other unwelcome noises have suddenly appeared on the scene, trouble might not be far behind. Whatever the reason, noise isn’t good, particularly if it’s a sound that wasn’t there previously.
When renting our vehicles, you can rest assured that all of them are being serviced and checked on a regular basis. Your safety and mental peace is very important for us!