I have a very frustrating car problem at the moment. I am on a tight budget and don't wish to be at the mercy of a mechanic without pinpointing the problem. Intermittently I am getting a loss of power (feels a bit like brakes are locking on ) accompanied with a burning smell. I have checked the tyres when this happens and they don't appear particularly hot. I have had brake calipers checked by a friend with some mechanical knowledge and all looks ok. I have owned the car foe 4 months and this problem has occured around 7 times but has been more frequent over last couple of weeks. I have checked oil, water and fluid levels and all appear ok.I did notice on the last occasion that it was worse and I had 2 other people in the car. If there is anything else you need to know please don't hesitae to ask.
Regards. Roy Taylor
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 5:51 AM