2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
The increase in the number of service stations has led to the fact that motorists cannot (or do not want) to repair their car on their own. In this regard, the skills of understanding the machine are reduced to zero. What does the driver do if the car suddenly stops in the middle of the carriageway? Calls a tow truck. But in fact, it turns out that you can easily do without it. The main thing is to know what happened to the car, and what malfunctions can be eliminated on the spot, without spending a lot of money on the work of special equipment.
I want to say right away that the guarantee of a long service life of any machine is competent and careful care. It is necessary to carry out a technical inspection in a timely manner, change all oils and fluids, and also inspect the car for breakdowns before going on a trip. In this case, the chance of an unplanned stop is minimized.
Sometimes it seems that a small "penny" part is always available in the store. But, as a rule, it is these parts that most often fail. To avoid unexpected breakdowns, it is important to know the "weak points" of the machine, and buy small consumables in advance and in bulk. A small stock will help to solve the problem that has arisen quickly and without assistance.
So, let's move on to a situation where the car stops abruptly. There are several reasons why this can happen. It is better to learn them, or at least roughly memorize situations and ways to solve them.
Overheated fuses. The problem is widespread indeed. Electronic fuel parts or fuel pump relays break down with enviable consistency. To identify a breakdown, it is necessary to inspect the unit and replace the blown fuse. It is not difficult, so even a beginner can handle the task. Show the machine to a specialist in the event that the replaced fuse has blown again. In this case, most likely, the problem lies in the wiring. When replacing, pay attention to the color of the part to be installed. It must be the same as the removed fuse.
Engine overheating is also a common problem. To prevent damage, you need to pay attention to the temperature indicator. However, check the coolant level at all times. If the trouble still happened, then do not rush to open the expansion tank. The antifreeze must cool well beforehand.
The problem of a discharged battery closes the top three. This also happens sometimes, but it is worth saying that there is nothing wrong with that. If the car has charging cables or special tools, then the problem can be fixed in a fairly short time.