Prevention Is Better Than Cure. We know the famous saying “a stitch in time saves nine”. If you know what this means, then you’ll know exactly what we want to encourage you to nip the problem right in the bud. It can save you a lot of time, money and worry in the long run. So, ask yourself these questions about your vehicle: – Does it vibrate mysteriously or make rumbling sounds? – Are you noticing essential fluids leaking from it? – Are you seeing the warning lights coming on? If yes, it’s time to take action. Don’t ignore the signs! You need to know your vehicle and know the way it acts and doesn’t act on a regular basis. If you turn the key and the engine doesn’t turn over, this could be a battery problem. See if the dash lights aren’t coming on or if they’re faintly coming on, because this could mean that the battery isn’t giving off enough power and you may need a new one. It can also signify a poor fuel delivery system, which means that there’s no fuel or a bad fuel pump. There could also be a defective ignition system or a bad starter/starter cables.. If you’re hearing high-note squealing or whistling, then that could signify a loose fan or alternator belt.. If you hear a pinging sound, it could mean that you’re running on an inferior grade of gasoline.. A clicking or tapping sound can signify loss of engine oil or valves that need adjusting.. Shaking or shimmying could mean a problem with the suspension, brakes or steering.. Low-pressure, worn or out-of-balance tires can cause vibration when you’re driving on the highway.. If your vehicle vibrates, wobbles or pulls to one side that could mean that the steering linkage is loose.. The oil pressure warning light comes on when the oil level is too low in your engine or if your engine has lost oil pressure.. The charging system warning light means that your battery voltage is low and it may have half an hour’s worth of volts remaining in it.. The brake light warning could mean that your parking brake might not have been fully released or that there is a leaking or low level of hydraulic brake pressure.. The tire pressure warning lights pops up to indicate to you that one of your tires is less than 25% inflated.. Check the fluids that are leaking from your vehicle. It may be clear and slippery to the touch, with a yellowish tint sometimes (brake fluid); it may be green, but can also be red or brownish red (coolant); it may be an opaque dark red (transmission fluid; or it may be black brown or amber-colored (engine or gear oil).. Black smoke coming from your tailpipe means that you have an overly rich fluid mix, so there may be an ignition or fluid system problem.. Blue smoke can signify worn piston rings or valve seals.. White smoke could mean that coolant is leaking from the water pump or radiator. It can also mean that there may be a leaking or blown head gasket.. If you see smoke coming from the hood, it can be a result of a leaking radiator hose. You should get these glitches fixed ASAP, in order to save yourself a load of money in the future. You can come to us for help. Also, if you are looking for mobile vehicle services in Ottawa, battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, or mobile car repairs, give us a call! Book your mobile vehicle services today! We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. Even better, we come to you, so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment.