There are many auto repair tasks that the average car owner can complete at home without using an auto mechanic. However, there are also many tasks where it is easier, less time consuming and safer to simply hire a mechanic. The following five repairs are just a few of the repairs where the skills of a mechanic are needed.
Struts require a special tool to compress them in order to remove the old and install the new strut. Not only is this tool expensive, they can be difficult to use. While the actual mechanics of changing struts is not difficult, the need for a special tool and potential danger makes this a better job for an experienced mechanic than a do-it-yourselfer.
Check Engine Light
A check engine light can have many causes. Rather than using trial and error or buying an expensive code reader to find the problem, a car owner should have the codes read at a garage and the cause of the check engine light diagnosed. If the problem is minor and easy to fix, the car owner can choose to do the work at home, if not the garage can complete the work.
Intermittent Electrical Problems
Electrical problems that come and go in a vehicle can be exasperating to fix, even for a trained mechanic. While finding the problem can be difficult, mechanics have the skills and tools needed to complete the task faster than a person working at home. In many cases, an entire circuit will need to be tracked and the use of a car lift will make it much faster and easier to complete.
Leaks and other problems with a vehicles air conditioning system is one area where only repair professionals should complete work. There are many reasons for this including releasing environmentally damaging substances from the system and the high working pressure in the system having the potential to harm a person who makes a mistake working on the system.
Engine / Transmission Replacement
In past years, changing an engine or transmission was a surprisingly simple task. A person with some basic mechanical knowledge, plenty of time and an engine hoist could complete the job. However, modern engines and transmission are more complex, there is little room to work and the addition of emissions systems and other components has made the job one best left to a professional.
No matter whether a repair issue is large or small, Viking Car Repairs in Birmingham can handle the job and get your car back on the road.