|These tips are not likely
to be accessible by you in the unfortunate event that your vehicle may
have a brake-down. However these tips are only indicative and
will draw your attention to what needs to be done next. Also this list
may not be exhaustive and some problems may not be listed. Please do
not attempt to repair the vehicle yourself if the required know-how
is not available to you. You will only ruin even the repairable part
of the vehicle.
You must remember that there are both repairable and non-repairable
parts to any vehicle. Also though some parts are serviceable it makes
more sense to replace the same rather than repair (alternator, brake
master cylinder etc.)
Vehicle stalled at home
1. If the engine does not turn over when the ignition
key is switched on.
Check the battery.
You may need to get it charged.
Check if the battery
terminal is clean and devoid of oxidisation
Check the main
battery wires for looseness or breakage.
2. The engine turns over but does not start.
Check if there
is enough fuel in the tank.
Check if all fuel
lines are connected
Check if all main
wires are connected.
If these checks
do not yield a result the vehicle needs to be taken to an authorised
service centre or the breakdown van needs to check the vehicle. There
may be a possibility that the Timing belt is broken or
Fuel pump has failed (Mechanical or electrical)
3. The engine starts but not fire consistently.
Check if any wires
are loose, or have been damaged by rodents.
Check if all fuel
lines are connected.
It always pays to keep the telephone number of the car maker’s
helpline at hand. In the event of a break-down, the mobile service van
of the car maker will come either to your door-step or your location
of break-down and get your car started.