We all detest those annoying hiccups that occasionally appear and get in the way. When your automobile breaks down in the middle of a journey, it might be one of these setbacks that can be the most irritating and surely prevent you from continuing. If you don't know what to do, it can take you off surprise and leave you feeling uneasy. By taking good care of your car, taking it in for annual MOT testing and servicing when they're due, and taking care of any necessary car repairs as and when they're needed, you can avoid ever finding yourself in this regrettable scenario.
In this article, I want to briefly discuss seven main causes of car breakdowns.
1. Flat or faulty battery.
According to Mechanicbase.com, battery faults are the most common cause of breakdowns, and if you’ve got a problem with your battery, you might not be able to start your car. A car's battery powers the starter motor, and then the engine turns the alternator, which recharges the battery. Flat batteries are commonly caused by leaving the lights on when the engine's off. But there’s also a good chance battery problems will be down to lots of short journeys or a poor electrical connection.
2. Flat tires.
It would be unusual for you to keep a car your entire life and never have a flat tire, claims Carpart.com.Hitting a kerb or pothole, running over a sharp object like a nail or screw, a malfunctioning valve, or just a worn tyre tread can all result in punctures. The easiest approach to prevent tyre failure is to periodically check the pressure and tread depth of each tire, and if a warning light for low tire pressure flashes on your dashboard, pay attention to it.
3. Wrong Fuel.
Accidentally filling up your car with the wrong fuel is more common than you might think, affecting an estimated 150,000 motorists every year. We have lots of advice to help you avoid this potentially disastrous mistake—whether it's putting petrol in a diesel car or diesel in a petrol car. Embarrassingly, running out of fuel is another reason for roadside rescues. Other fuel-related faults which can cause a breakdown include problems with the fuel pump and the throttle assembly, plus blocked fuel injectors and filters.
4. Engine overheating.
Overheating is common in summer, when high temperatures, the glare of the sun, and an increased reliance on air conditioning all combine to increase the likelihood of engines giving out. Almost all vehicles have a temperature gauge, so if you’re driving and see this slipping into the red, it’s a good idea to pull over before you overheat completely.
5. Alternator Faults.
Without the alternator, the engine cannot charge the battery and produce power for your car's electronics. time the stored energy in your battery may let the electrics to continue for a time, if your alternator fails, your battery will eventually run out of power. Although there isn't a set procedure to maintain an alternator, you should stop and get help if you discover that the car's power isn't what it should be, as evidenced by dim headlights, sluggish wipers, or flickering dashboard lights.
6. Electrical faults
Today, electrical problems are more prevalent, especially with the proliferation of sophisticated controls and switches in automobiles. Sometimes replacing the battery will repair them, but when the problem is discovered on
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