A car comprises of a lot of components which work together to ensure mobility. You may be driving your Mitsubishi then a single component fails while on the move. This, calls for an immediate repair to the damaged or failed parts. Below is a guide that will assist you in knowing when some parts require urgent attention in your Mitsubishi.
1. Mitsubishi Brake Pads – Brake pads are quite essential components of your car as without them you could easily lose control and crash. They are the parts of your braking system which create the frictional force used in stopping. When the part has a problem, it produces its very own warning which is a squealing sound whenever the brakes are applied. Another important part featured in the braking system is the rotor. This is the disk where your brake pads clamp onto for the creation of friction. If you are applying your brakes and hear a grinding noise, then something is wrong with your rotor. If it is the first time you own a Mitsubishi vehicle, take the car to the shop and have the parts replaced. However, with some car experience, you can replace the parts by yourself. Some of the tools you will require to fix these parts include a tire iron, torque wrench, ratchets, a jack and a c-clamp.
2. Mitsubishi Drive Belts – Another important feature in your Mitsubishi is the drive belt. It is a rubber belt which loops and connects to your engine through the use of pulleys. This belt can be spotted at the front of your vehicle's engine. They are used in the control of accessories such as the cooling system, power steering and charging the battery. You will be able to know that this part of the vehicle is not functioning well when the car makes a squeal during startup. In this case, check the belt for any existing signs of wear, cracks or even looseness. If any of these characteristics appear, then it is time to replace the part. Older Mitsubishi models have several belts for the functioning of each system. On the other hand, newer car models come with only one belt. This is known as the serpentine belt which acts as the primary driving belt. The tools which can be used in the replacement of this belt includes a screwdriver, wrenches, a ratchet as well as sockets.Share
27 September 2017
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