Things You Should Leave To A Certified Mechanic
Certified mechanics go through countless hours of schooling and hands-on training, and this is not for naught. For example, changing the oil may seem fairly straight forward, however, an untrained eye could miss the beginnings of potential future problems. These are problems that could be rectified early when caught early, instead of allowing (possibly expensive) damage to be done. Also, many people accidentally strip drain bolts when they attempt to do at home oil changes. This is because many people don’t know how to properly tighten them. A stripped drain bolt leads to oil leaking out, as could an improperly tightened oil filter.
As mentioned in a previous post, battery installation is another favorite among the DIY crowd. Batteries installed incorrectly can have dire consequences, such as shorting out multiple computers in the vehicle. This would be a terribly costly mistake.
Finally, brake repair is gaining momentum in the ‘internet mechanic’ world as well. This at home repair can be very costly and devastating if not done correctly. Many people don’t have the tools to push the pistons in or bleed the system properly. Many times, they open the brake lines unnecessarily, allowing air to get in, then they find that they lack the tools to get the air out. This will result in a spongy pedal and ultimately, an unsafe ride. Backyard mechanics tend to throw on pads, without resurfacing or replacing the rotors. I’m assuming people prefer doing it themselves in order to save a buck, but in reality, you are going to cost yourself a lot more in the future by doing things in this fashion. Pads can’t grip an unsurfaced rotor evenly, resulting in squealing upon braking and uneven pad wear. Pads are also worn down faster in this manner.
I’ll end on this….there is a reason the mechanics went to school for what they do – it is their calling, not yours! So leave everything to the pros, you and your car will thank me later!
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