The various parts and equipments of your car needs regular maintenance and there are certain easy steps of recognizing the signs that would help you in knowing that your car has a problem and needs immediate repair. Of all the parts in your car, the brakes are the most important part that needs to be taken care of. That doesn't mean that other parts are less important or don't need maintenance but it simply means that most motorists have trouble with their brakes so it's definitely mandatory for you to check the brakes if you face problems with your car.
Brakes can deteriorate if used over a long time without maintenance. To tell whether you car is having brake problems you can look out for certain tell-tale signs, like if there's a high pitched squeal every time you apply the brakes or if the steering wheel shudders whenever your car comes to a stop. Again if your car takes a long time to stop after applying the brakes then that too might imply that your car brakes are down and needs servicing. You have to take immediate action of maintenance if your car brakes are not working properly because your safety and the safety of others on the road are at risk and you can be held criminally liable if you were to face any accident due to the improper brakes.
Some other problems that you can look out for would be to check out if your car's belt is working properly or not and replacing it periodically, further you should keep your car on good quality oil to prevent destroying the engine of your car. These simple steps can help you in understanding the problems of your car. Another important step would be to keep a log of the maintenance of your car. Unless you keep track of the replacements that have taken place in your car you won't know about what parts of your car needs to be repaired or serviced in future.
Knowing about the problems of your car can be an easy task if you regularly visit a mechanic who gives you an overview about your car and helps you in understanding your car.
Lastly, you can tell if your car is having gas trouble if too much gas is used up for traveling. To keep a check on the trouble you should use the recommended grade of gasoline as stated in your car manual and change your oil regularly to increase fuel economy by 1%. If your car tires get inflated too often then too it is a sign that your car might be having tire problems and needs immediate replacement. All in all you can keep track of your car problems as long as you keep your ears and eyes wide open.