There are many preventable issues that people experience with their vehicles. People often dont know why the problem has occurred, and they dont know that there are steps they can take to prevent these issues. The Five Most Common and Preventable Auto Repairs: Engine Failure Engine failure is one of the most expensive repairs or replaces that we see with vehicles. However, many times, engine failure can be prevented with simple routine maintenance like oils changes. Change the oil in your vehicle every three to five thousand miles. In your vehicles manual, the manufacturer will give you a suggested timeline for oil changes, but we suggest you shorten that time by 20 to 30 percent. The manufacturer doesnt want your engine to last forever so they can sell you more, but we want to see your engine last as long as possible! Oil changes are cheap; engine repairs are not! Transmission Failure Transmission failure is often caused by neglect, as well. Some of the manufacturers nowadays are
When it comes to transmission care, our certified technicians at Weber Automotive are the best around! Most of the time, you dont hear about transmission repairs because more often than not, most automotive shops do not know how to open up a transmission. However, Weber Automotive can, and we can usually repair your transmission at a fraction of the cost of replacing it with the other guys. What is a Transmission? The transmission is the part of your car which converts power from the engine, allowing gears to change, moving the wheels, making the car drive forward. Below you can see an image of an animated dissected transmission. Transmission Fluid Each manufacturer has their own recommendation for how often to change your transmission fluid. However, most manufacturers are now claiming that transmission fluid will be good for the life of the transmission. This is true, but pieces of clutch plates accumulate in the fluid, which causes it to wear seals, gaskets, and hoses over time.
Weve all seen it before:youre driving home from work, and the dreaded check engine light comes on. At that moment you fear how this is going to affect your wallet. After all, the most expensive repairs in the automotive industry involve car engines. However, our people at Weber Automotive have unique talents that most auto repair shops do not possess. Bryan Weber has been tinkering with all type of engines since he was a child, which has rendered him well equipped to fix any engine problems you may have. For example, at our shop inNorth Olmsted, we recently had a 2013 x3 BMW with 79,000 miles when the check engine light came on. The owner was following the manufacturers maintenance schedule and recommendation to a T, and yet they still had an engine malfunction. The owner of the BMW then took their car into the manufactures shop, and they said the engine needed to be replaced, as they did not have the knowledge or experience to fix the issue. This would have cost the owner 10-15-thousand