It's been days since my Plymouth Sapporo won't start. I think it's a dead battery. How do I deal with it?
You need your car, but it simply won't start. That's a real hassle. There are three car parts that possibly cause startup failure: starter, alternator, and battery. If it's the starter that has a defect, startup will obviously suffer. If the alternator gets problematic, it won't be able to provide enough electricity for the battery to use for starting the engine. And, a dead battery will not charge, thus starting becomes impossible.
To know if it's really a dead battery that hinders startup, have it checked using a tester or try charging it through the electric connection in your house. If it does charge, the problem could either be the alternator or the starter. If it doesn't, try removing first any corrosion that could have gotten in the way. You may need to clean or replace the battery terminals. Also check for unnecessary ground wire. However, if the battery is really not working, you have no other choice but to get a replacement.
I hear squeaking noise whenever I hit the brakes, but I still drive it for several miles. How badly could it do?
Squeaking or squealing can be due to metal-to-metal rubbing, such as the brake shoes or calipers rubbing against the drum or rotor. This happens when the pads are already worn. And if you drive your Plymouth Sapporo in that condition, the rotor or the drum will have warped surfaces or deep grooves—a problem that requires added replacement cost. Keep every brake part in its best to also ensure safe driving.
How do I know if my radiator is leaking? What will happen if I drive my Plymouth Sapporo while in that condition?
You'll find out whether your radiator is leaking or not by simply checking the coolant level. If there's a puddle underneath, see whether it is coolant or antifreeze. There should also be traces of leaks near the radiator cap. If all symptoms are present, you may solve the problem by having the affected area welded or patched with a sealant. Sooner or later, though, the problem will just reoccur. To avoid that, you may opt for a new radiator.
Continued running with a leaking radiator may lead to overheating. This time, it's the engine that's at risk of overheating since it no longer has a cooling system that is reliable enough to take unnecessary heat away.
I think I'm replacing my tires too often, and this is costing me big bucks. How can I increase their mileage?
Road conditions have a lot to do with tire mileage, but that is beyond your control. You can work on things wherein you can make changes, such as your driving habits. Avoid sudden braking while running on high speeds since it can wear off tires faster. Imbalance in the suspension system can also add to that same problem. Make sure it allows proper traction. Enough tire pressure will also extend the tires' mileage as well as that of the wheels.