Automotive repairs are just part of life. Unless you are the luckiest person around, you will encounter car problems at some point. That means you’ll need repairs from an auto shop or the dealership, and it’s important to know what to expect.
Here are the 10 most common auto repairs performed at San Francisco Automotive Solutions:
1. Fuel Pump Repair/Replacement
This is a vital component that literally pumps the gasoline into your engine. If it is clogged or damaged, you will not be able to drive your car.
2. Worn Brakes/Rotors
Just like your brake pads will wear out over time with regular use, so will the brake rotors. They may need to be remachined or replaced.
3. Power Steering Problems
Sometimes you just need fresh power steering fluid, but you could also have an issue with your steering column. If you are noticing any trouble with your car’s steering, it’s worth getting checked out by an auto repair technician.
4. Tire Repair/Replacement
If you puncture one of your tires, it can sometimes be repaired. When the damage is really bad, though, it will need to be replaced. Eventually, your tire treads will get low and all the tires will need to be replaced.
5. Catalytic Converter Failure
The catalytic converter is a primary component in your vehicle’s exhaust/emissions system because it burns dangerous gasses out of exhaust fumes. If your check engine light is on, your exhaust is leaking or your engine regularly overheats, it could be a sign of catalytic converter failure.
6. Oxygen Sensor Warning
Oxygen sensors are very delicate and will often fail, which makes repairing/replacing them a pretty routine automotive repair practice. With regular air filter and spark plug replacements, you can maximize the lifespan of your oxygen sensor, but eventually it may wear out over time.
7. Battery Issues
Car batteries never last forever. You may need to get your battery recharged or replaced if it is not working at full power.
8. Aftermarket Upgrades
A lot of vehicle owners want to add aftermarket parts or make performance upgrades. In fact, it’s one of our specialties at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. We can perform custom installations and get you the right aftermarket upgrades. Or, if you had the work done at another shop (or in your own garage) and things aren’t performing correctly, we can check it out and repair if needed.
9. Heater/Air Conditioner Repairs
Repairs to heating and AC systems are pretty common. Sometimes you just need to recharge the coolant (Freon) or the vents need to be cleaned. A cabin air filter replacement is also a part of routine vehicle maintenance.
10. Minor Repairs
There are any number of very minor repairs that are common at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. We’re talking everything from new headlight/tail light bulbs to new windshield wipers.
Whether minor or major, whatever auto repairs or maintenance services you need, San Francisco Automotive Solutions has you covered. Call us today at (415) 957-1170 or book your service appointment online.