Cars are indispensable traffic instruments in urban life. When we enjoy its convenience, how much do you know about your cars? Do you want to be a man sitting helplessly next to the broken down car and your girlfriend, making an emergency call? Or do you want to be a man who can fix the problem on his own, winning your girl’s admiration?

Normally, there are some common problems when we are driving. In this passage, we are going to analyze them and give some typical solutions. That’s why you could become an automobile mechanic in the next 3 minutes!

1. Odor in car

Despite brands, Odor is very common in a car. Generally, there are 3 factors bringing odor.

The first one is that the interior decoration materials can emit odor. The second is that the air from the air conditioner smells. The third type of odor is caused by some functions, such as burnt odor from non-metallic materials of brake pads and clutches, special odor of battery electrolyte, and burnt smell from some electrical wires.

Regardless of the type of odor, there is usually no solution to fix it. Sometimes the degree of odor is related to the level of the car. To make the odor light, you should keep doors and windows open for a certain time every day. The air circulation can reduce the odor in the car.

2. Burning engine oil

The main manifestation of engine oil burning is blue smoke from the exhaust pipe. Engine oil is excessively consumed during a routine maintenance cycle. The most typical solution is to send a car for inspection and maintenance. Maybe your engine malfunctions or your car has too much carbon deposits.

If you have been driving for a long time, burning engine oil is unavoidable. If you are too busy to go to the 4S store, you’d better carry a box of engine oil in the case for need.

3. The vehicle makes abnormal noises and jitters

During normal driving, abnormal noise or jitters occur from time to time, and even when the car is slightly faster, the jitter phenomenon is more obvious.

When you are experiencing this, you may check the car chassis. Causes of failure may include malfunction of tire dynamic balance and looseness of front and rear suspension, steering, transmission structures. Also, gearbox failure or engine failure can also cause this problem.

4. Fault light warning

If there are some problems while the car is driving, the corresponding fault lights may light up. At this time, pay attention to the signal and figure out what it stands for, if the situation is urgent, it is necessary to stop the inspection.

But sometimes, the fault light comes on for no reason, you should check if the electronic circuit in the car is malfunctioning.

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Michael Aniston

Michael started with a master's degree in finance before he went into technology and coding. He is now a freelance journalist and video producer living in Berlin, Germany. When he doesn't write, he will travel many countries.