When you are experiencing problems with your car, you may need to have it repaired. There are some signs that there is an issue, and if you are experiencing them, it is crucial that you have the car checked so it does not leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Strange Odors From The Car

When you experience a strange odor coming from your car that you can not identify, it is essential to take your vehicle to an auto repair shop for an inspection. The smell could be exhaust gases or steam from the cooling system, both of which are dangerous to continue breathing for long periods. 

The auto repair shop technician can go over the car for you and find the source of the odor and make the necessary repairs. There may be other signs that go along with the odor, but first and foremost, if something smells bad in the car, take it in for repair.

Leaking Fluids

Fluid leaking from your car is never a good sign and is a good indication that the vehicle needs to go to an auto repair shop so that the tech can find and repair the source. If the car is leaking engine oil, the level can drop enough to stop protecting the engine and allow damage to occur inside the engine due to low oil levels.

Coolant is another fluid that can cause problems if it is too low, and it should be checked if you suspect it is leaking from the car. The coolant in most cars will be green or red, so if you see a puddle of thin green or red fluid under the front of your vehicle, you need to take the car to the shop and have the tech determine if it is low and where it is leaking from. 

Strange Sounds and Vibrations

A car that suddenly starts to handle differently, shake, or vibrate while you're driving it or that makes an odd sound when it's moving needs to be checked out at an auto repair shop. Sudden changes often indicate something is broken or is not working the way it is supposed to. 

The changes could be related to a suspension part, a driveline part, or even the engine or transmission. Having a technician drive the car and experience the sound or the vibration can be helpful and often makes it easier for them to determine the cause to make the repairs that the vehicle needs and get you back on the road.