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Most Common Car Problems

Sometimes our cars are unpredictable. Ensuring you are keeping up with regular servicing is one way of reducing your chances of running into unwanted car problems down the track. However, sometimes unexpected issues will happen which will require prompt mechanical repairs.

Here at Regos & More, our team of skilled and experienced mechanics have seen it all when it comes to car problems. To help you better understand what you should be looking out for, we’ve put together a handy summary below of some of the most common car problems.

Car batteries

Most auto car batteries will have a lifespan of anywhere between 2 to 5 years. When a car battery’s time is up, you will know about it! If your car is slow to start or won’t start at all, it could be because the battery has died. If you don’t want to be caught with a dead battery, it’s recommended that you have it replaced roughly once every 3 years.


When a car’s alternator fails, your vehicle will likely come to a halt or it won’t be able to start. The alternator is an essential part of any car because it is what keeps the battery charged and it essentially powers the electrical system of the vehicle. Factors such as system glitches, wiring problems or the age of the vehicle can all have an impact on the alternator and lead to car problems.


Brakes are essential when it comes to safety, so if you are concerned about potential car problems related to the brakes of your vehicle, you should seek the assistance of a mechanic ASAP. Signs of brake failure or other issues with your brakes include the vehicle not stopping or taking longer than it should to stop, noise when braking or a shuddering feeling coming from underneath the brakes. Many factors can impact the brakes including the age of the vehicle, damaged brake pads, overheating or loss of brake fluid.


Over time, the tread of your tyres will start to wear. For safety reasons, you’re going to require new tyres. There are many habits to adopt which can help to extend the life of your tyres including wheel balancing, alignments, tyre rotation and tyre pressure. Even by keeping up with all of this, you may still experience a flat tyre due to a puncture while driving.

Are you experiencing any of these car problems or another automotive issue? Here at Regos & More in Richmond and Windsor, our skilled mechanics provide a complete range of mechanical repairs to suit vehicles of all makes and models. For all enquiries or to book in your vehicle, be sure to get in touch with our friendly team today in Richmond on 02 4588 5588 or 02 4506 0750 for the Windsor workshop.

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