Everyone who drives a car needs to have their senses wide open at all times to whatever kinds of changes are going on in the vehicle over time and as you drive along. As long as you do that, you should find that you are going to be much more aware when something does happen that requires your attention and needs fixing. Very often, it is a very small thing that you need to look at that actually grows with importance, or is simply more of an issue than it might seem, so that is something to think about. Let’s look at some examples of those kinds of issues right now.
You might not have even heard of tire bulges before, but they are a real and present threat if they do occur. You will know that you have a tire bulge on your hands if you are able to physically see one of your tires bulging out at a certain point. This is usually caused by running over a small piece of debris that then got jammed in there, causing a bubble of air. How harmful can a bubble of air be? Well, if it bursts when you are driving, then extremely dangerous indeed. Get all tires with bulges in them replaced as soon as possible.
You might not think that windshield pitting is the biggest problem in the world. But again, if it is left alone, it can prove to be extremely dangerous, and you might find that you end up in a position where you are going to have to have your entire windshield replaced. It is much better to get preventative care for it to avoid it in the first place, and to get it repaired as soon as anything like this appears. Even a small chip can become extremely dangerous before you even know it.
This is basically the single most common problem with cars, and it is something that you should definitely never ignore when it happens. A car that is working perfectly well will never leak fluid at all, so if this happens you are going to want to make sure that you determine the source of the leak and patch it up as soon as possible. Whether the leak is coolant, fuel, oil, or water, it could all cause corrosion or, in some situations, an explosion, so make sure that you are dealing with it as soon as possible.
A brake that starts screeching or wailing is one that is on its last legs. The last thing you want is to end up in a position where your brakes die on you, so it is a good idea to get them replaced as soon as possible. Don’t wait for your next safety check, just ensure that you are getting the brakes replaced right away, just to be safe. It is a small price to pay for peace of mind in the long run, so do it.