October 1, 2015

After a few years of use, cars are bound to have problems of various types. This is when automotive repairs become a necessity. The right repair will keep you safe while driving and also ensure you car does not guzzle fuel and have other problems.

Here is a list of most common repairs that technicians at Nationwide Automotive come across:

  1. Brakes

Brake works are the most common type of automotive repairs that mechanics come across. Brake pedals and pads go through wear and tear of regular use. Usually this is a low cost repair service. However, if there are problems with the brake disc, rotors and the drum, then it could get more expensive.

  1. Oil Change

Oil changes are essential for a car and has to be done on a regular basis. In fact, mechanics recommend an oil change for every few thousand miles that your car has done. Frequent oil changes will keep your engine in good health and also improve the resale value of your car.

  1. Engine coolants

Engine coolants are essential for the smooth running of engine, especially in the hotter weathers. Refilling the engine coolant barely is expensive and can also be done by you.

  1. Tyres

Tyres are checked for alignment, depth of the treading and leaks. Most of the cars today have tubeless tyres which are long lasting. However, they are still prone to damage and may need replacement after a while. If the workshop suggests are placement of the tyre, it could get expensive.

  1. Ignition

This category of automotive repairs includes checking for battery condition and starters. It is an extremely simple process.

  1. Electrical System

Blown fuses and brake light bulb replacement come under electrical system automotive repairs. However, these are minor problems. If there is a more serious electrical system problem, it should be handled by a professional and trained mechanic.

  1. Fuel System: If you keep less than quarter tank of petrol, do not be surprised if your vehicle’s fuel pump gets clogged. You also need to get the fuel filters replaced regularly.
  2. Transmission: Transmission repairs can work out to be very expensive and requires professional work.
  3. Exhaust System: When your car’s exhaust system is working inefficiently, you need a professional to repair it. This can be quite expensive.
  4. Air Conditioning: Repairs of air conditioning systems of cars is also considered common automotive repairs. These repairs have to be done by qualified and experienced mechanics, making them quite expensive.