Cars are complex. You may notice something wrong with your vehicle, but you are not familiar enough with the parts and terminology of your car to explain the problem to a professional. Here are some tips for describing your vehicle problems with visiting Dave’s Auto.
You may not know exactly what is wrong with your vehicle, but you do know something is wrong. Describing the problem in as much detail as possible can help your mechanic diagnose and repair the problem.
One way to help your mechanic understand your vehicle’s problem is by explaining when the problem occurs. Some car issues happen when the vehicle starts, while others happen when the car accelerates or brakes. It is even possible that your vehicle is experiencing a problem when idling. Pay attention to when the problem is happening, as this will help your mechanic understand what part of your vehicle is experiencing a malfunction.
In addition to recognizing when the problem is occurring, you also want to pay attention to what the problem feels like, smells like, and/or sounds like. For example, some car problems produce odd smells such as burning rubber, rotten eggs, sweet smells, and the smell of gasoline. By identifying the odor, you can help a mechanic better understand what is happening. Unusual sounds, like thumping, squealing, grinding, rattling, whistling, and so on can also indicate a problem with your vehicle. Lastly, feel for things like shading, lunging, bouncing, pulling, and hesitation when you drive. Mechanics are familiar with these sounds and feelings and can use this information to repair your vehicle.
If possible, try to determine where the problem is coming from. If you hear a noise or smell an odor coming from your car, try to find the location it is coming from. Even if you have a general ideal of where it’s coming from, this can help a mechanic diagnose the problem.
You don’t have to be a car expert to care for your vehicle. By following these tips, you can help an expert tend to your car. Whatever the problem may be, visit us at Dave’s Auto Repair. There is no problem too big or too small for our team of professional and skilled mechanics, so visit us at 4547 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, Florida, or call us at 941-371-5081 to schedule an appointment.