Regular servicing and car maintenance help to keep your car running smoothly to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. However, unexpected car trouble can happen and without knowing what the problem is, it can run you a pretty penny to get your car fixed. Here are 5 of the most common auto repairs of which you may encounter at some point or another.
- Oxygen Sensor Repair
The oxygen sensor is responsible for measuring the amount of oxygen in the exhaust which is unburned. It communicates with the computer in your car and tells it if the levels are too high or too low. The oxygen sensor is important to get fixed ASAP. If not, you run the risk of causing damage to the catalytic converter, wasting gas, and damage to the engine. A knowledgeable mechanic will be able to diagnose if your oxygen sensor is going or has gone out.
- Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Repair or Replacement
The engine coolant temperature sensor measures the temperature of the coolant, or antifreeze, mix in the cooling system. This is a common auto repair and is usually on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to costs when caught and fixed ASAP. If not fixed, the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor can cause overheating and poor engine performance, which can run up the cost.
- Catalytic Converter Repair
Repair or replacement of the catalytic convertor is very expensive. The catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device used in both gasoline and diesel engines. Its role is to convert a vehicle’s exhaust emissions into a less harmful gas before the exhaust exists the tailpipe. A Catalytic converter becomes faulty if you delay repairing or replacing spark plugs in the engine. Not getting this fixed or replaced can cost more than money. You will fail an emissions test and as a result run the risk of failing an inspection.
- Ignition Coil Repair or Replacement
The ignition coils take the 12-volt current normally found in car batteries and converts it into a higher voltage. They help communicate to the spark plugs when they need to work. Putting off repairing or replacing your ignition coils can lead to bigger and more expensive problems such as damage to your car’s ignition system.
- Spark Plug Repair or Replacement
Spark plugs play a big role in the functioning of your engine. They’re the part of the engine that is responsible for igniting the fuel system in the cylinders. Non-functioning spark plugs can cause slow acceleration, reducing your gas mileage, engine misfires, or overheat the catalytic converter. It’s recommended you have them repaired or replaced by a professional at your trusted car shop.
Car repair can be a complicated and expensive process if you don’t know what’s wrong and how to fix it. This is why it’s important to have a car repair shop you trust. Nortex Lube and Tune offers car diagnostic and drivetrain services to diagnose and fix the issues with your car. We’re available in 4 locations, 3 of which are in McKinney. Contact us today for an extensive list of our services and schedule a consultation.