Vehicle Issues and Likely Causes

Cars are very complex, with the average motor vehicle of today having more than 30, 000 components, and when something goes wrong, it can be a challenge diagnosing the problem. If you are new to the world of car ownership, here are some common faults, along with probable causes.

  • Difficult to Start– If the car doesn’t want to start when you turn the ignition key, it could be that there is no fuel getting through. If the engine is turning over at a good speed, then the battery is fine, and the problem is either fuel or ignition related.
  • Lack of Power– If the car seems a little sluggish, you can either take it to experienced garage services in Bridport, or take a look at the carburation. If the fuel and air mixture is not correct, this would affect the performance, and through a process of elimination, a mechanic would quickly discover the cause.
  • The Engine Overheats– There could be several reasons why the engine overheats; 1) Lack of coolant in the radiator, or 2) loose fan belt, which has a negative impact on the cooling fan speed. Sitting in traffic for long periods can cause the temperature gauge to rise, although this should return to normal once you get moving again.

If you notice that something is wrong with your car, rather than taking an educated guess, it is far better to call a local garage, who will send a mechanic to check your vehicle.

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