How to Prevent Common Vehicle Issues
Your vehicle is essential to get you from place to place and allow you to move about freely. A vehicle breakdown can cause interruptions in your schedule and also big problems for your bank account. In this article, we talk about the most common vehicle issues and how they can be prevented by being proactive.
Your transmission is one of the most important components of any vehicle. Transmission repairs and replacements are very costly. A few signs that your transmission needs service are:
- Grinding sounds during gear changes
- Hesitation in gear changes
- Slipping gears
- Burning smell
Once you are experiencing any of these problems, take your vehicle in for service immediately to avoid further damage or safety concerns. To prevent transmission issues, it is important to schedule regular service to change your transmission fluid. Service centers that use MOC Products specialized fluid exchange equipment in conjunction with high-quality cleaners will remove harmful transmission deposits and will add ATF supplements to new fluid. This process will fight against oxidation and will condition seals. What does this mean to you? Your chances of future transmission issues are reduced.
The most important mechanical system in any vehicle is the engine. One of the most common engine complaints is engine sputtering. Engine sputtering can be caused by a clogged fuel injector or type of combustion problem. Engine sputtering is a symptom of a bigger engine issue, so it is important to take your vehicle for service at the first sign of sputtering. Most often when a vehicle experiences engine issues, it is due to a lack of engine maintenance. As motor oil degrades due to heat, pressure, and contamination, engine parts become coated with sludge. Regular engine service using MOC Products unique cleaning solution and oil supplements will dissolve sludge and fortify the new oil against oxidation.
AC Not Blowing Cold
Enjoying a climate-controlled vehicle cabin is important to you, especially if you live in a warmer place. If you discover that your AC is no longer blowing cold, a service shop could charge anywhere from $200 to $4000, depending on the type of repair. Pumps, hoses, and condensers are the most common reasons for AC failure. Routine AC service can identify some of these issues before they become a major problem. Servicing your AC also creates a healthier vehicle cabin environment. AC components have dark, moist surfaces that can grow mold and mildew. MOC Products specialized evaporator, ventilation, and interior cleansing agents clean your AC system and interior cabin ensuring healthy cabin air.
It is immediately apparent when something is wrong with your power steering. Some common complaints are:
- Difficulty turning
- Loose steering wheel
- Strange sounds while turning
If you are experiencing difficulty with steering, it is critical that you take your vehicle in for service right away. Power steering fluid contains additives and detergents that deteriorate with time. Without these additives, sludge can build up and cause internal steering components to wear prematurely. MOC Products specialized power steering flush technology combined with powerful cleaning solutions will dissolve deposits and condition the entire steering system.
As the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With regular service and high-quality MOC Products fluids, your vehicle will remain at peak performance.