Don’t DIY: Key Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Do Yourself

Don’t DIY: Key Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Do Yourself

When something goes wrong with anything we own, whether it’s our taps or TV, cooker or car, our first instinct is to fix it ourselves – especially if you fancy yourself as a somewhat seasoned DIY expert. And it’s a good attitude to have, as DIY repairs can be a great way to cut costs.

But there are a number of things that are best left to the pros – just as you wouldn’t start fiddling with the gas piping in your home, you shouldn’t try guessing your way through advanced engine repairs. This latest post runs through some key car repairs that, no matter how many times you’ve changed a tyre or topped up your oil, you should leave to pros like our mechanics here at SGH Bodyworks.

Replacing Suspension Components

It’s fairly easy to get hold of the parts from a supplier or local salvage yard, but the actual repair work is far more complicated. Suspension does far more than simply providing cushioning when driving, providing support to the front subframe and engine, as well as having an enormous amount of force built up and contained in the springs. However easy it may look to replace the components or entire system, just leave it to your mechanic to avoid causing even more damage or potentially causing yourself harm.

Attempting Engine Repairs

Much like suspension repairs, work on engines is almost always a lot more complicated than it first seems. Even seemingly straightforward repairs like replacing a cambelt (or timing belt) can end up causing more damage than it fixes in untrained hands – easily turning a routine job for a mechanic into a mess that costs hundreds to sort out.

Addressing Overheating Problems

Don’t confuse this with trying to proactively avoid overheating – there’s plenty everyone can do to ensure overheating doesn’t happen, such as topping up radiator coolant and keeping an eye on the temperature gauge on the dashboard. But if your car has already overheated, then admit defeat and leave it to the pros – fiddling with cooling systems is an advanced job even for experienced mechanics.

If your car is experiencing problems and you just don’t know how to go about fixing them, then don’t try and guess your way through it – you could make the problem far worse. The best solution is to leave it to the professionals and here at SGH Bodyworks, we can help with any car servicing and repairs that you need. Whether it’s getting you back on the road again or simply getting your car through its next MOT, our expert services can ensure a safe and thorough solution to your driving woes.

For more information on any of our services, simply browse our website, call us today on 0117 941 4010 or get in touch through our website’s online contact form. We’ll be more than happy to help you with any questions and queries you may have, and book you in for repair work or servicing as soon as possible.

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