Know Which Repairs to Leave to the Professionals
With the cost of parts and labor rising for European cars, many people have turned to DIY to do their vehicle repairs. This isn’t an issue for many repairs, but leave certain jobs to the professionals to avoid unexpected (and expensive) costs.
10 CAR REPAIRS TO LEAVE TO THE PROS
Timing Belt Replacement
Replacing this essential component requires the disassembly of half of the engine. Given the complexity and inevitability of this process, leave it to a professional to keep your engine running smoothly.
Shock Absorbers Replacement
Any car repairs that require you to be under a jacked-up car aren’t worth your safety. This includes replacing your shock absorbers. Trust a professional mechanic to replace them instead.
Check Engine Light
Don’t poke under your hood when a check engine light goes on. Let a qualified mechanic shop use their equipment to pinpoint what is happening.
Another essential component, a malfunctioning radiator, can cause overheating and other major engine problems. A mistake could cause a blown engine, adding a $5,000-7,000 bill. Save your wallet and use a professional.
Time to Replace Your Brakes
While it’s possible to replace brakes on your own, replacement is more than just pads. Without the right system knowledge, your DIY could end in a much higher bill.
Cracked or Chipped Windshields
If you don’t get cracks or chips repaired, it’s only a matter of time before these small things compromise the entire windshield. Prevent a complete replacement by scheduling a repair today.
Fuel Pump Installation
The fuel pump is sensitive, and this part of your car is expensive to repair or replace. To ensure this service is performed correctly, trust a professional.
Your transmission is a complicated machine. Avoid a disaster bill by taking all transmission issues—from changing the transmission fluid to weird noises—to a qualified mechanic.
Blown Head Gasket
This essential part seals your engine’s internal combustion, so when a head gasket blows, an experienced mechanic can take 20+ hours to repair it with a $3000+ bill.
AC Compressor Seizure
When an AC compressor locks up, the seizure can send the tiniest metallic shards throughout the system, which means every part along the way, from the condenser, evaporator, and compressor to the lines and fittings, will have to be replaced. Do not do this on your own.
If you are experiencing any of these issues in your European vehicle, call the staff at Eurofed for help! Serving Kennesaw, GA, we are here to take the stress out of taking care of your vehicle.