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August 25, 2021

Common Mechanical Issues Car Owners Face

Don’t you just hate it when your car abruptly stops as you’re enjoying a relaxing drive? Unfortunately, you just can’t avoid mechanical defects from happening. That’s why it’s critical to take your car for regular maintenance — unless you don’t mind spending loads of cash to fix those defects.

Below is a list highlighting 6 of the most common car mechanical problems that you should check sooner rather than later.

  1. Flat tires

Whether it’s due to punctures or wear and tear, flat tires are inevitable. Experts highly suggest drivers avoid driving beyond the recommended tread wear. Change your tires after every 50,000 miles and rotate them after every 5,000 miles.

  1. Shaky steering wheel

If you notice your steering wheel shaking while you’re driving, there’s a huge chance that your wheel bearings or suspensions are damaged. Driving at higher speeds with a wobbly steering wheel could lead to a serious accident. As soon as you notice this issue, take your car to an auto repair shop to have it inspected.

  1. Worn-out brakes

Everyone would agree that brakes are vital in keeping you safe on the road. Like any other parts in your automobile, your brake system will eventually encounter issues. You can detect them when you hear unusual noises or you feel a soft pedal. While some minor issues can cause your brakes to squeak, a grinding sound should be your signal to get them replaced quickly.

  1. Busted lights

Many vehicular accidents tend to happen at night, and broken car lights are among the leading causes. Driving late in the evening with defective headlights, brake lights, or taillights will put your life at risk. This is perhaps the easiest problem to solve — just replace the lights and you’re good to go!

  1. Faulty wipers

Malfunctioning wiper blades mean low visibility when you’re driving in the rain. You may still be able to see the lights of other cars, but the rain falling on your windshield will affect your depth perception.

  1. Failing starter motor

To crank your car engine, you need your starter motor to work well together with the battery. Just like any other auto parts, your starter motor can stop working when it gets worn out. You can tell a defective starter motor if you hear a rattling sound when you turn on the ignition.


Have You Given Up on Your Old Clunker?

Has your old beater finally given up on you after all those years of serving you? Is the feeling mutual? Well, here’s the simplest way to part ways with it: Hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations.

Besides skipping the hassles of reselling it, donating your no-longer-needed car to us allows you to transform the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your community. These former servicemen and servicewomen are desperately seeking assistance as they grapple with poverty, homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and illnesses including mental health disorders.

We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we give them to provide their veteran beneficiaries with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, mentoring, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

The good thing about donating to us is that you’ll get amply rewarded for your charitable act. Not only will you get our free pickup and towing services, but you’ll also qualify to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. 

However, the best reward you’ll get is the immense feeling of satisfaction, knowing that your gift will help improve the living conditions of the suffering veterans in your community.

You can donate not just your old car but any other type of vehicle that you may have. Check out this list of the types of vehicles we commonly accept from our donors.

We can collect your donation anywhere you are in the United States — be it in a major city, suburb, or small town. It’s because our donation program covers all 50 states.

You can check out our FAQs page to get to know our quick and convenient donation process and other details. If you have questions and concerns, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.


Bring an Abundance of Joy to Our Heroes Today

Ready to give our hurting heroes the good life they fully deserve? Your car donation will help make this possible. 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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