The Most Expensive Car Repairs to Avoid in 2017

So, you have bought a new car and believe it will run like new for years. It sure can, only if you take care of it as per the automaker’s guidelines. It certainly needs regular checkups to scrutinize any fault which is in its early stages. Cars like other machines endure regular wear and tear, and the vehicles that run on rough and bumpy roads need extra care to remain fit. Below are the most expensive car repairs you need to avoid in 2017 and save your hard earned money.


Transmission Replacement

As you are aware, most cars on our roads today are automatic. The delicate system requires you to change transmission fluid on time to avoid any hassle later on. The manual transmission system demands you to use the clutch carefully otherwise you have to bear heavy expenses on a new transmission system. It is wise to change transmission oil as per your automaker’s recommendation; else, you might have to dish out $1,800 to $3,500 for the new transmission. The transmission repair can cost around $500 to $1500.

Brake Pads and Rotor Replacement

Brake pads are visible through the iron rims; therefore, it is easy to give them a look every now and then. Most carmakers demand the thickness of the pads between 2.5mm to 3.0mm. The latest cars even warn you when the brake pads are below their recommended thickness. The sooner you change them the better, otherwise they can damage the rotor, which may cost you hundreds of dollars. In case you need genuine brake pads, we recommend buying from EuSpares.co.uk.

Component Parts Labor Total
Brake Pads $50 – $150 $100 $150 – $250
Rotors $200 – $400 150 $350 – $550
Calipers $50 – $100 $100 $150 – $200

Camshaft Replacement

A camshaft monitors the valve moment and manages the air inflow into your car’s engine. Most issues with camshaft arise due to not changing engine oil on time and because of using poor gasoline. To avoid camshaft repair or replacement, change car oil as soon as it is due or before the due date. If you fail you might have to cough up more than $200.

Tire Replacement

I’ve not seen many drivers being careful about changing their car tires. May be because high quality tires cost a lot, or perhaps they are not sure how to check the condition of tires. Taking care of car tires just need a little vigilance. For instance, you should not go for hard brakes, accelerate abruptly and adopt a bumpy and rough road for your travel. Switching tires regularly is also a good option for even wear and tear of tires. New tires may cost you hundreds of dollars depending on the brand, size and quality of the tire.

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