Keeping on top of your car mechanics
Owning a car is expensive and with fuel, tax, MOT’s and services many of us are reluctant to spend out money on the car unless we really have to. Leaving a intermittent fault can be disastrous as often it can be a warning of a part starting to fail and it may be that when it finally does fail it cause a lot more damage than if it had been replaced when the fault was only occurring some of the time.
If your car has recently developed an intermittent fault then it is worth taking it down to your local garage to get it hooked up to a diagnostic machine. Cars are built with an on board computer type system which will often record any faults that have occurred on the car. These faults are stored as codes and will often tell a mechanic where the issue may lie. By reading the faults on the computer you may be able to catch a problem before it develops in to something more serious, saving you money in the long run.