October 2, 2015

There are a few things that are best when left to experts and car repair is one of them. Working with cars that run on the best technologies is not an ideal DIY job. It takes specialised skills and training like that held by the team at Team Auto Centre to understand these cars. However, there are some basic things like checking the oil and topping coolant, that you can do yourself. For other more serious repairs, like battery replacement and changing parts, it is best left to the experts.

Here is a list of car repair that you should let your automotive mechanic handle:

1. Replacing timing belt is a huge maintenance issue and you will need to do it a couple of times in the car’s life time. If the belt is not placed properly, the engine can be damaged permanently. Typically, the belt will need to be replaced once the car has done 60 thousand miles.

2. Transmission maintenance is a highly complicated car repair job. Automatic transmission in a car is very advanced and runs on some complicated computer programmes. The system also is made up of dozens of minute parts, which may need replacement. An expert is trained to do this job and is best if they do it.

3. Fiddling with the engine’s cooling system is not at all safe for the health of the engine and the car. The cooling system has to be maintained in a specific manner that only an expert knows. Merely filling up the coolant may not be sufficient at most times.

Know and understand your car before you open the hood and get started. Sometimes, letting experts do the car repair works out cheaper in the long run.