Neglecting your car’s routine maintenance will likely lead to more problems and costly repairs. On the other hand, keeping up with regular car servicing can prolong the car’s lifespan and improve its performance. A professional mechanic inspects the vehicle during routine maintenance and identifies issues before they worsen. Some of the reasons you might need the help of an experienced car mechanic include:

Replace brake pads

When you notice a grinding, squealing, or scraping sound when you apply the brakes on your car, it signals that the brake pads are worn out. That means that the metal backing plate is making contact with the brake rotor hence the sound. When ignored, the rotor is likely to wear out as well, leading to a more costly replacement in the end. Many car manuals suggest that you inspect your brake pads during every oil change to be on the safe side. If your car brake pads are worn out, you need to use the help of a professional mechanic to replace them.

Diagnose the check engine light

If your dash check engine light is on, you should call a professional mechanic to diagnose the problem. Your car turns on the engine light whenever there is a problem with the engine or the surrounding parts. Thankfully it stores a diagnostic code in its computerized control system, making it easy for a mechanic to diagnose the problem. 

Oil change

Another reason to engage a professional mechanic is when your car is due for an oil change. Many car manuals recommend an oil change every 3000-5000miles, with modern vehicles going a notch higher (5000-7000miles). You can refer to a sticker on your windshield to know when an oil change is due, but some cars have an internal diagnostic light that signals when an oil change is due. Remember that the older the vehicle, the more frequent the oil changes should be. This is very important since low oil supply or dirty oil can lead to other mechanical issues.

Battery replacement

A car battery comes in handy for powering the car’s starter motor. When the battery dies, you may not be able to start your vehicle, no matter how much you turn the key. Your car battery will likely fail when you leave an interior light on overnight, and you may need another car to jumpstart it. If a jump start doesn’t work, you may need to call a mobile mechanic. If your battery is too old to keep a charge, it needs a replacement.

Replacing an alternator

The battery is not always the issue when your car fails to start. For instance, if you jumpstart the car and the engine dies shortly after, that indicates a problem with the alternator. Another sign is a dimly lit dashboard or bright lights when the vehicle accelerates and fading when the car stops. A professional mechanic can check your car to determine whether the problem is the battery or alternator.

conclusion

Only a professional mechanic should handle your car to avoid any damage.