Recently, IMR, Inc., one of the country’s largest automotive market research companies, released a comprehensive list of the most common vehicle repairs in the United States. At Elite RV & Car Care, our Humble, TX auto mechanics have extensive experience handling all of the vehicle repairs listed in the report. In this article, we highlight the six most common reasons why IMR, Inc. states that people bring their car into the shop.
The Most Common Automotive Repairs in Texas
Far and away, the most common reason people seek assistance from an automotive technician is for an oil change. This is good news. You should always be sure to change your vehicle’s oil on a regular basis. Please be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations. Delaying or skipping oil changes could cause damage to your vehicle’s engine.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Somewhat surprisingly, IMR, Inc., found that wiper blade issues are the second most common reason why people bring their car into the shop. In areas where it rains frequently, such as in Southeastern Texas, it is imperative that your wiper blades are always in proper working order. If there is a problem, do not hesitate to seek professional help.
Air Filter Replacement
Air filter replacement is another common reason why people bring their vehicle into the shop. Though, despite it being common, there are also many drivers that also simply overlook air filter replacements. Your air filter should always be replaced on a regular basis.
Tire Repair or Replacement
Almost every experienced driver has had a tire or wheel issue at some point in their life. We all know how frustrating it can be. Whether it is a blown out tire, a wheel alignment problem, or damage from wear and tear, it is crucial that you make sure that your tires are always in the best possible condition. A blown tire is a serious safety hazard.
Far too often, drivers wait too long to get their brakes repaired. You should not get used to driving on worn out brakes, so if your brakes are squeaking or if you’re finding that you have to push harder on your brake pedal to bring your vehicle to a stop, then that could mean that your vehicle’s brakes are starting to deteriorate. Bring your car, truck or RV into the shop and let us do a brake inspection. In most cases, brake problems are a quick to diagnose and fix.
Engine Tune Up
Finally, engine issues are another one of the most common automotive repairs. Any potential problem with your engine or one of the component parts requires immediate attention. You do not want to risk a catastrophic engine failure, which is not only expensive, but potentially dangerous. If your ‘check engine light has recently popped on, it is time to get your vehicle to the shop for service.
Schedule Your Car Care Appointment Today
At Elite RV & Car Care, we are proud to be your one-stop shop for all things car care. We always offer high quality service and competitive prices to our customers. To book a service appointment, please give us a call today at (281) 812-3085 or send us a message here. Our team looks forward to working with you.