So you love your car, even though you do not have the funds you need to keep it running. Either you hate your car and you do not have the cash to spend on a newer one (or less broken) at this time. Okay, these things happen. All those who have ever had a car that was used several times, or that they obtained for free to the grandmother, or something that is about to come to an end, know that an old journey will have its peculiarities. Some of those peculiarities do not affect how you move, or learn to ignore them, or magically arrange. That’s great, but many of the peculiarities of your old car could mean a big problem.
Most new cars are more robust than ever, and so are bumper guarantees. The days of regulating the timing and adjustments of the valves, the oil changes that must occur at 3,000 nautical miles, and the catastrophic oxidation in the first few years are almost over. But for all of us driving used or old cars, maintenance is never far from our minds.
So, if you have noticed that your car has detected a new and interesting feature lately and you are wondering if it is serious or not, check it with this list. If it is one of these 10 things, you may not have much time left.
Why are they called idiotic lights? Because they’re supposed to tell you something is wrong, even if you’re not exactly mechanically inclined. An engine control light means that you must make an appointment with your mechanic, or if you are a shadow tree mechanic yourself, connect your car to an OBD-II diagnostic meter immediately. The more lights you have, the more your car will scream for help. And if the check engine light or oil pressure light starts to blink, turn off the car immediately and have it towed to your mechanic as soon as possible. Because the next step is the engine failure, and if you ignored all the signs, you will really feel like an idiot.