Recently I noticed an odor in my car, smells like burning rubber. Not good! It is particularly noticeable when I am idling at an intersection.
My first thought is the tires, but that doesn't make sense - they would burn only after a skid, right?
Could it be burning oil, does that smell like rubber? I checked, there is no leak.
Another possibility are the belts, maybe they are slipping? How to check them?
I realize no one can diagnose a problem long distance, I am looking for tips. I want to avoid going to a mechanic and say "There's some problem, see if you can fix it". That's how you get taken for a ride. I'd much rather have particular questions and items, and give him a specific work order.