What can cause my Subaru Standard to consume more fuel than expected?
Well, there are lots of factors that can contribute to the fuel economy challenge that you are facing right now. This problem might be from an engine problem. You might have a very poor fuel pressure regulator or worn-out rings and leaking valves that cause loss of compression. Try cleaning your fuel injectors and air filter because if they are dirty, they can cause rich fuel mixture. The same goes when your vehicle has a defective oxygen sensor and coolant and temperature sensor, a worn timing belt, and incorrectly adjusted carburettor choke. A leaking vacuum caused by poor hoses and intake system gasket, on the other hand, can result in a lean mixture. So, make sure to keep it balanced. Poor adjustment of tension can also cause your car to consume more fuel. You can try troubleshooting your engine or your car to find out what is really the problem.
I guess I am experiencing a battery problem. What are the common problems of a battery?
One common battery problem is when it gets drained after you accidentally and unintentionally left all or some of the electrical components on just like the headlights, air conditioner, and the likes. And in relation to that, if your battery is being strained by overusing your electrical equipment like the speaker and music players, these can cause your battery to become weak easily. Invest on a very good battery if you wouldn't want to sacrifice enjoying good music while driving. Do not forget to inspect your alternator as well because if there is a problem with it, it might probably affect your battery's performance. If your battery is suffering from corroded and loose connection, you must replace it to prevent bigger damage. Always make it a point that your battery is well charged before driving to prevent frequent short journey issues.
How should I fix my faulty brake? I got my second hand Subaru car just a month ago.
If your problem is a low brake fluid due to leak, then you must not use your car until you have repaired or replaced the part of your brake system that is worn out. You can notice a leak simply by the brake warning light. If you have a rusty or sticking brake pedal, it is necessary to adjust and clean it so you can have a full pedal. If you feel that your brake pedal is spongy or soft, make sure that you do proper bleeding and have a generous amount of fluid level to prevent air in the brake system. If you notice that your brake pedal sticks on the floor after holding your brake for quite a long period of time, a problem with the master cylinder might be the cause. Check if the master cylinder it is worn out because it can result in difficulty in holding pressure. A leak in the hydraulic system can also make your brake to become faulty. A squeaky sound can be a result from vibration between the pads and rotors or pads and caliper. Make sure to fix them immediately to prevent more hazardous damage. Ask help from a professional if you aren't sure how to do it by yourself.