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Don’t Try These Car Repairs at Home

Some mechanical issues are a quick fix at home. Changing the oil every three months, switching out dirty filters or basic detailing are common and safe repairs. Anyone can care for their car and attempt small fixes. So with serious car repairs, they can be complex. Don’t try this at home.

1. Suspension Car Repairs

Initially, it may look relatively easy to replace parts like struts, arms and bushings at home, but looks can certainly be deceiving. Not only does replacing suspension mechanisms at home pose the risk of damaging important components, but it also comes with the risk of physical harm to yourself. Dealing with compressed coil springs is not an easy task, especially for beginners.

2. Anything to Do with the Transmission

The transmission is particularly one of the most complicated parts under the hood of your car. Transmissions consist of thousands of small parts and narrow passageways for hydraulic fluid. With so many parts and pieces, all important to the overall performance and functionality of your vehicle, there are many things that can go wrong. In addition, none of these scenarios are easy on your wallet. Transmission repairs and maintenance should be left to professionals like Grogan’s Mill Shell Car Care.

3. Replacing the Timing Belt

For your engine to run properly, it is necessary for the valves to open and close at the appropriate times your engine intakes and exhausts fuel. The synchronization of these valves are controlled by the crankshaft or camshaft, which are controlled by the timing belt.

Most manufacturers recommend replacing your timing belt every 60,000 miles or five years, whichever comes first. Attempting a timing belt replacement at home can be way more expensive than taking it to a certified mechanic like Grogan’s Mill Shell Car Care. If the top half of your engine, the cylinder head and valves, cannot sync with the bottom half of your engine, the crankcase and pistons, your vehicle will not run properly and maybe not run at all.