6. Brake Pad Change
The telltale signs of worn-down brake pads are fairly easy to detect. If you hear grinding or squeaking noises when you press your brake pedal, chances are your pads need changing.
Changing your brake pads is a little more challenging than some of the other fixes featured here. Still, it’s one you can do on your own. You’ll need a level surface for working, a jack, and the know-how to remove your wheels. It’s straightforward from there: just loosen the calipers and open the retaining clips. Remove the worn brake pads, replace them with new ones, and reassemble.
5. Blown Fuse
Drivers usually become aware of a blown fuse when their headlights won’t turn on. To fix a faulty fuse, you’ll need to go into your car’s fuse box and find the worn-out component.
Most cars use three primary fuse types: blade, ceramic, and glass fuse. Once you’ve found the problem, determine the type of fuse that needs replacing. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will guide you the rest of the way.
4. Signal Relay Repairs
If your turn signals won’t work, chances are you have a problem with the relay setup. This is another easy issue to troubleshoot. Start by checking your owner’s manual to determine how your signal relay setup should look.
Then, compare your relay configuration to the optimal setup. Make the necessary adjustments to any misaligned relays you find. Your turn signals should then start working properly again if the relay was indeed the problem.