Preventable maintenance is a necessary and important task for every car on the road, especially when considering how expensive the consequences can be for avoiding preventable maintenance. Every mechanic stresses this and though some warnings fall on deaf ears, the consequences can be rather costly. Here are 4 of the top expensive car repairs that can be preventable with routine maintenance.
Transmission Repair / Replacement
Transmissions are essential to a car and what makes it run smoothly. It is a piece of the drivetrain assembly that ensure the wheels of the car and the engine are in synchronization with one another. Without the transmission, the power of the engine could not be transferred to the wheels of the vehicle. In order to avoid dealing with a transmission repair / replacement, car owners should do the following:
Timing Belt Change
The timing belt or chain in your vehicle runs the engine camshaft / crankshaft assemblies. It’s responsible for ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time to coincide with the movement of your vehicle’s pistons. Having your timing belt break unexpectedly typically results in severe engine damage and a car that no longer functions. To preserve your car’s engine, save you money and inconvenience, car owner’s should follow these guidelines:
Cracked Head Gasket
The gasket that sits between the block and the cylinder head is known as the head gasket. The head gasket’s main function is to seal the top and bottom halves of the engine, preventing the oil and coolant that circulates in the engine from mixing. If you notice your engine overheating or begin to smell engine coolant, you may have a cracked head gasket, To prevent a head gasket failure have your mechanic do the following:
The camshaft is a critical part of an engine’s combustion system. Camshafts open and close valves in the cylinder head and the flow of air into the engine. If problems occur with a camshaft it will effect your car’s performance and can damage the engine. To prevent this costly repair you should do the following:
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