I was driving my GMC Sprint car this morning when the brake system warning light came on. What's causing this dashboard light to light up and illuminate? I want to have an idea what the possible problem is before I bring the car to the shop.
There are many possible reasons the brake light illuminates and comes on, and the most common reason is a low brake fluid level in the vehicle. If your brake pedal doesn't give you the same feel when you press it or if it feels weird when depressed, then it's probable that you need to top off the brake fluid in your vehicle. Another possible reason for the brake light coming on is a worn set of brake pads. If this is the case, you will probably hear a squealing sound every time you press the pedal. You might also feel vibrations when braking. If you have DIY automotive experience, you can inspect the braking system in order to confirm the problem. Otherwise, have a mechanic check for you. This is a problem you cannot ignore, as your safety is hinged on the performance of the brakes.
I am looking at adding a spoiler in my ride, but I'm not sure which one is best for my vehicle. I understand some spoilers are merely for looks, while others offer performance. How do I know which is which?
Factory spoilers usually offer little to no performance improvement; most of them are designed merely for looks. They are mounted by drivers who want a sportier appearance but are not really looking for some performance enhancement. Meanwhile, for those who want added performance, there are car wings designed for improving aerodynamics and providing the vehicle with extra downward force to make it more stable on the road. There are some wings designed with decks that are adjustable; these offer the benefits of being able to adjust the decks in accordance with the position and angle the vehicle is running.
I am having some brake problems, and my friend advised me to check the level of the brake fluid in my GMC Sprint vehicle. I have no automotive knowledge, so I don't really know how to do it. Any tips?
Once you have found the brake fluid reservoir in your vehicle, be sure you clean the top properly so that there won't be any dirt particulates that might fall into the reservoir once you open it. Otherwise, the dirt can contaminate the reservoir and cause brake parts to fail. Once the reservoir is open, check the fluid level to see that it is still at the correct level. Aside from checking the level, another thing to check is the color of the brake fluid. It usually darkens over time as it loses its effectiveness. When the color of the fluid is already darker than usual, you will need to replace it and refill the system with new fluid. This is important to ensure that the brakes will remain in top shape no matter how harsh the conditions you drive in.