Friday, January 15, 2021
By CarKhabri Team
Car Maintenance Tips For The Longevity Of Your Car (Series 10)
Although undergoing the pollution test after every six months to check the standard emission level of your vehicle ensures its good health, yet a little damage to the exhaust system could be hazardous not only for the environment but also for your health. There are chances that the smokes from the exhaust system might move inside your car and develop carbon dioxide which could harmful for you.
Going through this reason it is important to pay attention to the condition of the exhaust system of your car. Continuing our blog series Car Maintenance Tips for the Longevity of Your Car (Series 9) today we will discuss the safety tips to take care of the exhaust system and the power steering wheel.
Factors to pay Attention Regarding the Maintenance of the Exhaust System:
The Damaged Components: An exhaust system consists of various components integrated to develop the full system. A little damage to any of the components is enough to affect the performance of the whole system, even if it is very small in size. Let for instance say, the hanger on which the exhaust system is fitted. If any of the points on the hanger could not hold the exhaust pipe, it will damage the whole pipe. It is therefore necessary to take care of every component properly.
Check the Engine Lights: Any light on the speedometer is an indication that something is not going smooth with the mechanism of your car. Although there are lots of reasons behind this, most probably it is due to an issue in the exhaust system. If you are a smart car owner then you can check the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port to check the issues like break down in the exhaust system, engine misfire, damaged oxygen sensors, damaged catalytic converters, and a few more.
Check for the Leaks: Due to regular driving decline in the performance of the exhaust system is a natural process. This might result in leakage from any of the components like the exhaust manifold, gasket, etc, attached to the exhaust system. Anyhow, whatever the reason is, you should try to fix the issue at the earliest.
Maintenance Tips Related to the Power Steering: The power steering system plays a vital role in retaining the control on a vehicle. Due to a defective power steering system, it will be difficult for you to control your car and it will also develop an imbalance on the tires. To get rid of this problem there are certain maintenance tips which you should consider.
Symptoms of the Power Steering Wheel Failure: Any damage to the power steering wheel can be responsible for an accident, and therefore needs to be rectified at the earliest. Some of the symptoms which indicate that the power steering system of your car is giving are, noise, difficulty in moving the wheel, and tight steering grip. It is recommended to visit the specialist as soon as you notice these symptoms while driving.
Check the Fluid: For the superior performance of the power steering wheel, it necessary to check the condition of its fluid and replace it accordingly to avoid any trouble. If there is any leakage from the steering fluid get it detected and rectified at the earliest. Also, do not let the fluid to be contaminated.
Check the Hoses: A problem in the steering wheel hoses can also be a reason for the improper functioning of the steering wheel. Due to regular wear and tear, the hoses of the steering wheel might damage, thus creating a problem in the smooth functioning of the steering wheel.
Inspect the Pump: A hydraulic pump sends oil to the steering wheel. A little damage in the pump could affect the supply of fluid to the steering system. To ensure the smooth performance of the pump it is recommended to get it checked at the time of service.