Vehicle Diagnosis Quiz

Here at the shop, we thought it might be fun to create a quiz by listing vehicle symptoms, then matching them to the correct diagnosis. We all like to think of ourselves as experts at providing the correct diagnosis, even with the trickiest of symptoms. Try the quiz for fun, and if your vehicle is displaying any of these symptoms, book an appointment at Hansma Automotive.

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How to Take The Quiz

We have listed a series of symptoms that are common and will provide clues about what is wrong with your vehicle. Look at the clues and then guess at the answer. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Regular maintenance can prevent many issues from becoming serious problems. It will only take a few minutes to answer the quiz.

Symptoms

List of Symptoms #1

  • The temperature gauge is rising
  • The radiator level is dropping
  • There is a puddle of coolant underneath the car

List of Symptoms #2

  • There is a whining noise while you are driving
  • There are burning smells while you are driving or when you first stop the vehicle
  • The car is struggling to shift gears

List of Symptoms #3

  • The lights on your instrument panel are becoming dimmer
  • Your car radio provides little volume or has cut off entirely
  • The wipers are only working slowly or not at all

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List of Symptoms #4

  • The car is pulling to one side
  • There appears to be a grinding noise coming from your wheels
  • The car is difficult to steer

Answers

Symptoms #1 - The vehicle is losing coolant, causing the temperature to rise. The problem may be in the radiator itself, or somewhere in the hoses. Take the vehicle to a reputable automotive repair shop immediately. Check out or blog entitled "My Radiator Coolant is Leaking - What Should I Do?"

Symptoms #2 - There is a problem with your transmission. Transmission repairs can be costly. However, if you provide your car with regular maintenance, the chances of having to pay for an expensive repair drop considerably. Read our post entitled " "How To Know If Your Car Transmission Needs Repair or Replacement."

Symptoms #3 - The problem may lie with your alternator or serpentine belt. This is causing your battery to lose charge rapidly. Unless you can find a reputable mechanic quickly, you will probably find yourself stranded at the side of the road. Read our post about alternators entitled, "Alternator Problems - When Should They Be Replaced?"

Symptoms #4 - There are a number of potential problems. However, the grinding noise, along with the poor steering suggests that you may have a wheel bearing issue. Your steering system is one of the most important systems in your vehicle. Don't hesitate to have the car checked out immediately. Read our post about steering issues entitled "Steering Problems - Car Pulling To One Side."

Where is Hansma Automotive Located ?

Hansma Automotive is located at 88 Shoemaker Street in Kitchener, Ontario. We provide outstanding automotive service as our many satisfied customers are happy to testify. Our skilled team of auto mechanics have decades of experience working with almost every car brand imaginable. Most repairs can be accomplished in a few hours or less. If you need to leave your car while you attend to other things, take advantage of our free shuttle service.

Posted on November 20, 2016 .