Save Money On Repairs: Five Car Problems You Should Not Try Fixing Yourself

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Small repairs and maintenance like changing your oil, replacing a flat tire, or refilling your coolant can save you money and time when you do it yourself.

Other repairs are more advanced and need a professional who has extensive training and knowledge, as well as the proper tools for the job.

5 Car Problems You Should Not Try Fixing Yourself

Here are five problems best left to the mechanic:

  1. Seized Engine

    A seized engine is an engine that has scraped and melted into itself due to a lack of lubrication, or oil.

    This problem requires an entire engine rebuild, a timely and expensive task.

    If you don’t have the knowledge of engine workings, how or where to put parts, or a full shop of tools to do this, it is best left to a mechanic.

    You could end up spending a lot more money in other repairs if you break something else while trying to fix the engine.

  2. Failed Transmission

    Transmission troubles are no walk in the park to fix. Different companies specialize in transmission work for different models of cars.

    It can be tricky to figure out which part of the transmission stopped working, so finding a mechanic that specializes in your car to get your transmission back into working order is essential.

    You can find more information about specialists who can take care of the problem at Transmissions can be tricky and much more expensive if you try to tackle the problem alone.

  3. Overheating

    If not fixed, overheating can lead to more severe and costly problems. Overheating can be caused by a number of different problems, so experimenting to see which it is can cost a lot of time and money.

    A trained mechanic can diagnose the exact problem, fix it, and get you on your way in much less time.

  4. Worn Clutch

    This repair is expensive when the professionals do it, so trying to do it yourself may end in even more costs if something goes wrong.

    Also a very important part of your vehicle, if done improperly you could end up in a serious accident.

  5. Blown Head Gasket

    Commonly diagnosed when anti-freeze is leaking from your tailpipe, getting access to the head gasket requires some disassembling and the repair itself is a little tricky.

    If done incorrectly you could cause the entire head, or worse, the entire block to crack. This is best left to professionals.

Mechanical repairs can be expensive, but some are worth the money you pay for a professional’s knowledge.

Do-it-yourself projects are better left for the smaller, easier tasks.

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