Many car parts can be maintained and repaired by your average person and saving that money is always rewarding. However, there are some repairs and replacements that require more specific knowledge within the mechanical world. As tempting as it is to have a go at trying to fix a car issue – it’s best to leave it to the professionals. 

A quick fix from a reliable mechanic will ensure that a minor problem doesn’t grow into a major malfunction. Let’s go through some car issues that require the assistance of an automotive professional. 

1. Engine Tune-Up

The most integral and complicated part of any vehicle should not be fiddled with. With this new computer age of cars, the engine has become even more complicated than previous models. 

A person who’s not confident with what they’re doing is at risk of damaging the engine and even themselves. Taking the vehicle in for a tune-up or a repair to a professional is best for your engine in the long run. 

 2. Bodywork 

Bodywork is a very aesthetic component of the car and as such, requires the skills of a detailed panel beater. Also, the noxious fumes from the painting portion can be damaging to your health. 

 3. Timing Belt 

A timing belt is a replacement that is bound to be needed for most vehicles. This is not an easy replacement, however, nearly half of the engine needs to be disassembled. 

The engine is a very sensitive component of the car and the most minor of errors in putting it back together can cause immense damage to the engine. 

 4. Suspension 

Although the suspension appears as thin metal pieces, they are extremely delicate and carry a lot of responsibility. Much like the engine, the smallest mistake can be dire for the suspension system. 

The signs of poor suspension are: 

  • Harsh ride
  • Stiff driving
  • Making noise
  • Bounciness 

 5. Cooling System 

The cooling system is very complex if you don’t know what you’re looking for. If your car is showing signs of failing or poor A/C, it’s for the best you take it to a mechanic. 

Many factors are leading to a poor cooling system, including: 

  • Compressor failure
  • Broken fan
  • Air build-up

A diagnosis of the problem will need a professional. 

6. Electrical parts

As mentioned above, cars now are not what they used to be. The number of computer systems in most modern cars is very technical. It’s very easy to get lost in the wires and make a mistake.

Only a person well-versed in vehicle electronics should be diagnosing and repairing these problems. 

7. Repairing Transmission 

This process is even more advanced than the standard mechanic’s knowledge. Due to such a complex process being so important to the car’s function, a highly specialised professional will need to be involved with the repair. 

8. Tire Balancing and Mounting 

Of course, changing a flat tire is definitely DIY but ensuring a new tire is mounted and balanced correctly is not so simple. 

Having a tire rotated on the regular is key to having the wear occur evenly. Wear occurring too much in one area will mean a replacement is needed faster. 

9. Windshield Replacement

Chipped and cracked windshields can be repaired without replacement but the tools to get this done are only in the hands of professionals. At reasonable prices, they’ll be able to come and give you a hand. 

Recharging A/C 

The AC system contains toxic chemicals. Most mechanics and repairmen will have multi-point check systems where they know what to look out for. 

Again, it’s likely the equipment and chemicals needed to carry out repairs are only in the hands of professionals. For your safety, going to the experienced and qualified people is best for everyone. 

    Dodson Autospares

    Not only can we help you find replacement parts for your car, but we have also experienced professionals who are qualified for installations.  Sourcing spare parts in Auckland doesn’t have to cost significant amounts of money.  Second-hand car parts in Auckland can be sourced at Dodson Autospares.  

    At Dodson Autospares, we sell spare new and used car parts in Auckland. When you require affordable auto parts, give us a call. 

    We hold an extensive range of Japanese car parts and anything we don’t have, we make an extensive effort to track down any part that you need at the best possible price. Regardless of brand, we have Toyota parts, Nissan parts, Honda parts, VW parts and Suzuki parts in Auckland. Purchase new and second-hand car parts, especially Japanese car parts, in Auckland New Zealand from Dodson Autospares.