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Is your car making a noise you’ve never heard before? Does it not seem to be running right? This could represent a potentially small issue with your vehicle that left unchecked, could develop into a big one. Depending on the issue, your first inclination might be to try and diagnose the issue yourself… Keep in mind, this is almost never a good idea. We’ve put together a list of the top three types of auto repair in Surprise, AZ, that you should never undertake on your own.

Replace the Timing Belt

Every engine’s timing belt is bound to go out at some point. They just all have a lifespan that is shorter than the car’s. Replacing a belt seems easy because of its exposed location under the hood, this isn’t entirely true. It’s a good idea to have a technician replace a belt for you because some disassembly of the engine is required. If you are inexperienced, you might not reassemble it correctly, leading to some dangerous situations.

Engine Noises

While it may be tempting to pop the hood and try and self-diagnose an engine problem, but the fact is, with so many components, it is extremely tough to pinpoint the exact cause of a noise or other problem with a motor. Often times, a simple noise like a knocking or whine may be the result of one or more systems failing at the same time. This is why it is always suggested that you have a ASE Certified Mechanic diagnose any issue that you may be having with your motor.

Brakes

Replacing brakes may seem like a rather simple task, but doing them right can mean the difference between keeping your family safe or not being able to stop when you need to. Most people think, how hard could this really be? It’s just swapping pads, right? That is not always the case. You may need to have the rotors turned to remove glazing or maybe your brake lines are worn and cracking, requiring a more extensive repair… Either way, mechanics often times have years of experience allowing them to check the entire brake system to ensure you are safe when driving down the road.

If you are looking for an experienced mechanic in the Phoenix area,, contact the pros at Champs Family Automotive. They have been serving residents of Surprise, AZ and Goodyear, AZ for years. They utilize state of the art equipment and have ASE Master Certified Technicians on staff to ensure no matter what failure you are experiencing, they have the resources to get the repair done right, the first time!