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An RV (recreational vehicle) is likely something you won’t drive every day. You might take it out once or twice a season. 

Since you don’t drive it often, you might not think about worn parts or engine problems. After all, it doesn’t have many miles on it, so it shouldn’t have any issues. Right? 

Wrong. Some components (such as tires) wear out just sitting there. Metal parts can rust. Rubber and plastic components (including belts and hoses) can deteriorate. Mice get in and chew things.

If you don’t check everything before you leave on vacation, there’s a good chance your RV breaks down while on the road. 

If you are unsure, let Mevert Automotive & Tire Center check your RV. We provide RV repair and maintenance in Steeleville, IL.

Here are 3 symptoms you should watch for when you take your RV out. They could alert you to problems before something breaks and get you stranded.

1. Weird Noises

Engine problems, loose suspension and steering parts, and grinding brakes all make noises that you shouldn’t be hearing.

These are not the only noises you should note. If you hear any banging, tapping, scraping, thunking, and grinding noises, bring your RV to Mevert Automotive & Tire Center.

2. Vibrations

If your steering wheel or the whole RV vibrates while driving it, take it to Mevert Automotive & Tire Center for RV repair. We will track down the cause of the vibration and fix it. 

Most times, it’s as minor as balancing the tires. It could also be as big as warped brake rotors and loose suspension.

3. Strange Smells

Smells could indicate burning wires, locked-up brakes, a coolant leak, belts rubbing, an engine burning oil, or even a fuel leak. Sometimes, an odor could indicate an exhaust leak or a problem with the air conditioning.

Bring your RV to Mevert Automotive & Tire Center when you smell something off.

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When you notice a strange noise, weird smell, or vibrations, your RV could have a problem. 

Contact Mevert Auto & Tire Center, and we’ll diagnose and repair the problem. We’ll also do a comprehensive check to ensure other components are in good working order. If necessary, we’ll also perform the needed maintenance before you head out.

Contact us for an appointment or call us at (618) 965-9609 today.