It is not uncommon for cars to make some strange noises occasionally. Often these noises are not an urgent issue; however, sometimes they do need immediate attention. So, if your car has been shaking as your accelerate or clunking as you turn a corner, you may need to get your car into a mechanic as soon as possible. According to our team at Cash 4 Cars, here are some of the top car problems that you should never ignore.
1. Jerky ShiftingIf shifting gears is rough or jerky, there could be a problem with your vehicle’s transmission. Worn clutches, stripped gears, and low transmission fluid can all result in clunky shifting. Whatever the cause, the problem will get worse each time your car changes gears, potentially leading to total transmission failure. A new transmission can cost thousands of dollars, so it’s always cheaper to get the problem inspected and solved.
2. SmokeIf you see or smell smoke in your car, get out right away and don’t drive it any further. Many things could cause your car to smoke, but common culprits are leaking fluids, electrical issues, or a seized brake caliper. If you drive it before the problem is located and fixed, your car could catch on fire.
3. Check Engine Light
This is probably the one you’re most tempted to ignore, as it indicates something is wrong but won’t tell you what. Because you never know if it’s a major or minor problem, or whether it’s electrical or mechanical, it’s best to get it checked out. When it comes to your engine, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you end up in the mechanic’s shop with car problems too big or too expensive to solve, you may instead choose to sell your car. At Cash 4 Cars, we will buy any car in any condition, including wrecked or junk cars. Contact us today at (215) 805-3100 for more information. We serve the greater Philadelphia area, including Bensalem, Levittown, and Northeast Philadelphia.