Clear signs your car is about to break down
Clear signs your car is about to break down
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Clear signs your car is about to break down

Cars
[MUSIC] Modern cars, they're amazing things. You can abuse them, fail to maintain them, overwork them but they just keep going. But may be you are those people whose cars dies over All the time and you never saw it coming. That's okay, if you don't get cars, this is gonna help you. Top 5 signs yours is dying. [SOUND] I start off with the engine light rather low at number Five because cars use these in different ways. They don't all mean the same thing in every car. However, if you've got a check engine light that's usually not too urgent that usually means your emission system has a component out of compliance. If you have Have an engine light separate from that, that's the one you pay attention to. Usually it means your car maker cheated you out of a temperature gauge or an oil pressure gauge and gave you a dumb light instead. What it basically says is pull over now. Or if you keep driving it basically says buy a new car soon. Cars sold since late 2007 have to have this It stands for tire pressure monitoring system, little sensors in your wheels. They give you an indication on your dash. If any tires pressure is 25% or more below what it should be. That may sound like esoterica, but let me tell you driving a car at 19 PSI versus a specified 26 Is like asking for your car to roll over or change lanes without your involvement not pretty. Pay attention. [SOUND] Number three groaning brakes. This is different than squeaking brakes, groaning breaks or what you get when you have squeaking brakes and ignore them and you were out all the brake pad now you're down to metal on metal. Your breaking performance now will be, shall we say, unpredictable, especially in a panicked stop. [SOUND] Should you live long enough to get this repaired it's also gonna be very expensive now, because you ignored it for so long. So stop now, if you can, and get it dealt with. [MUSIC] Number two is the death rattle. When you start your car, especially when it's cold, does it make a sound like a coffee can full of nuts and bolts being rattled around? [SOUND] That's never good, they're not designed that way. This usually suggest you have absolutely no oil pressure, or your valvetrain is disintegrating, all both, or one because of the other. In any event, you are well down the road toward turning your engine into a great, big, greasy recyclable. Turn it off, and get it fixed. [MUSIC] Number 1 has always been, and probably always will be overheating. Combustion engines will never deal well with this. When engines overheat seriously, parts start to warp, castings crack Fluids escape, plastic parts melt, engine bays catch on fire. This has always been the Big Kahuna, and it's super expensive to fix. Whenever you get a really high temperature needle or an overheat light, pull her over now or risk having a new car on your list of things to do. [MUSIC]

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