The 4 Most Common Car Repairs

most common car repairs

Did you know that more than 160,000 auto repair shops exist in America alone? 

Car repairs are far from uncommon. If your car has problems, it is important to be proactive and take it to an auto repair shop to examine it. Fortunately, many vehicles can be easily repaired. 

Continue reading to learn more about the most common car repairs we handle in our shop. 

1. Replacing Spark Plug

Spark plugs are small pieces of equipment that can greatly impact your vehicle’s well-being. Spark plugs, which are designed to ignite your car’s fuel, age over time and require occasional replacement.

While installing a spark plug is not a challenging task, it is recommended to have a professional do it to make sure your new plug is located in the right spot. If a spark plug is not installed properly, this can result in considerable damage to your vehicle. 

2. Oxygen Sensor Replacement 

Another common repair is replacing a vehicle’s oxygen sensor. Oxygen sensors calculate how much oxygen is in your vehicle’s exhaust, therefore monitoring the air-fuel ratio in your engine.

Oxygen sensors are vital to your vehicle’s performance and may require replacement every so often. It is wise to hire a professional to help replace your oxygen sensor to make sure it is installed properly. Furthermore, professionals can test the new sensor to ensure it measures oxygen levels correctly. 

3. Oil Changes

Oil changes are an inevitable task for a car owner. Every approximately 3,000 miles, it is important to change the oil in your vehicle for optimal performance.

Over time, debris is collected in your car’s oil, which decreases its ability to lubricate your engine. Oil changes are a widespread repair and a 101 skill for car mechanics. 

Hiring a professional to change your vehicle’s oil has key benefits. Regular oil changes keep your car safe. Additionally, documented oil changes help maintain or increase your car’s value. 

4. Repairing Tires

You may need a tire repair or replacement if you notice an issue with one or multiple tires. Tire problems are common and usually easily fixable.

If your tire is rapidly decreasing in pressure, you may have a leak or hole in your tire. Under certain pressure, driving the vehicle is no longer safe. Many tires can be fixed by patching the hole, but some may need replacements depending on where the hole is located. 

Most Common Car Repairs and More 

At Limerick Auto Body, we pride ourselves on providing impeccable service to our clients and getting it done right the first time.

Replacing spark plugs, replacing oxygen sensors, oil changes, and tire repairs are four of the most common car repairs we handle daily. Whether your car’s issue is a common and easy fix or a more complicated challenge, our team is up to the task. 

To learn more about our repair shop services and to receive a quote, please contact us today.