Nobody likes it when their check engine light comes on, because no one wants to go to one of their area’s auto shops to see what car repairs they need. Luckily though, some check engine lights are as minor as they are common. Here are just a few of least worrisome lights car repair services see regularly.
Brake Repairs – According to car repair experts, most cars need to get a new set of brake pads every 40,000 miles or so, possibly even sooner if there’s a lot of braking being done. Although this car repair is pretty simple and affordable, disc, drum, and rotor repairs are not. If necessary, these car repairs will run into the hundreds of dollars.
Failing Oxygen Sensor – Another common problem auto services see is a failing oxygen sensor. When there’s an internal leak, burning oil, gas with a higher ethanol concentration is used, the oxygen sensor fails. Consequently, this can cause a vehicle’s fuel economy to drop 40% at the most. If you want to get the most mileage as you possibly can from your vehicle, you need to make sure your oxygen sensors are in working order.
Battery Replacements – Unfortunately, car batteries are only designed to last for between four to six years. What’s most troubling about this problem is that it just happens without warning. While it’s easy to tell if brake pads are giving out, because they squeak and squeal before they give out, batteries just die. In other words, if they’re not preemptively replaced, old car batteries could die randomly, and leave their drivers stuck wherever they are.
These are just some of the most common car repairs people need to get. If you have any questions about brake repairs, failing oxygen sensors, or battery replacements, or if you know of any other common car repairs, feel free to share in the comments.