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September 18, 2021

Is Your Car Telling You Something?

Whether your vehicle is old or new, you’re likely to experience car trouble sooner or later. Luckily, vehicles have their way of communicating with their owners that something is wrong with them. As a car owner, you need to pay attention to these signs and symptoms so you can address them immediately and prevent any further complications.


Car Trouble Signs You Need to Know

Your vehicle is an expensive purchase. For this reason, it’s only normal for you to make sure that it’s in its best shape. Whether you are a new car owner or have been a car enthusiast for quite some time now, there are always new things you can learn about vehicles. To give you some ideas, Veteran Car Donations shares these 4 warning signs of car trouble to look out for:

  1. You hear brake noise.

One of the tell-tale signs of car trouble is noisy brakes. If you notice this while driving your car, it’s time to get your brakes checked by a mechanic. Noisy brakes could be a sign of worn brake pads, which would need an immediate replacement to avoid accidents.

  1. Check engine light is on.

The most obvious sign that you need to have your car checked is when your check engine light is turned on. Some of the possible reasons why your check engine light is turned on are a loose gas cap, failing oxygen sensor, catalytic converter failure, or spark plug or ignition coil issues. No matter what the reason is, do have your vehicle checked immediately to avoid causing irreversible damage to your vehicle.

  1. Your car jerks when you’re shifting gears.

If your car jerks when you’re shifting gears, you may have a problem with your vehicle’s transmission. Other signs of this problem are difficulty when shifting gears and getting a pause when you’re shifting from drive to reverse. If you’re having a problem with your vehicle’s transmission, get it checked right away because any further damage could cost you a lot in repairs.

  1. You notice odd smells in your vehicle.

Odd smells in your car could be an indicator of car trouble. For instance, a smell resembling a sock or gym bag could indicate that mold is forming on your HVAC vents. A maple syrup smell could indicate a coolant leak. If you notice any unusual odors, clean or have your car checked immediately.


Donate a Car You No Longer Use to Support Our Dear Veterans

If you’re planning to replace your old car with a new one, consider donating the former to us at Veteran Car Donations. We are in partnership with some of the country’s leading military and veteran nonprofit organizations that are striving hard to assist our country’s heroes who are facing difficulties in their transition to civilian life. They are our veterans who are suffering from homelessness, chronic unemployment, and illnesses, including mental health conditions.

We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits. They use the funding sourced from our sale of donated vehicles to provide their beneficiaries with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

You will also reap rewards for your charitable contribution. You’ll get to benefit from our free towing service, which we provide our donors in all 50 states. You’ll also enjoy our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork.

On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of receiving the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We take in nearly all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or you may write to us here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.


Show Our Heroes They’re Not Forgotten

Let our veterans know how thankful you are for their invaluable service to our country. Show them they’ve not been forgotten. Your vehicle donation can do a lot to improve their living conditions. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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