• Vehicle Repairs You Should Never Repair Yourself

    When you love something, you take care of it. It’s natural that when you own a prized possession, you want to treat it appropriately and do whatever maintenance is required to make it appear as it did on the first day you got it. This statement is especially true when it comes to your vehicle.

    If something goes wrong in your beloved vehicle, the natural reaction is to want to fix it as soon as possible because it means so much to you. But there are some repair jobs on your vehicle that are best left in the hands of a qualified professional. By taking on larger projects yourself, you may be doing more damage to your vehicle in the long run.
    Here are a few commons problems we at German Motor Specialist often encounter with our customer’s cars, and why it’s best that a qualified professional repairs it.

    Fuel Leak

    One of the most essential components in a car’s fuel delivery system is a fuel pump. If it is functioning properly, fuel delivery system operates normally. However, if it fails, the vehicle’s engine will stop to run. But, the failure and the trouble it causes to the vehicle can be prevented if the early warning signs are identified, and if it is immediately taken in for a professional repair by a qualified mechanic.

    Brake Repair

    Some of the most common repairs that mechanics like us deal with on a regular basis involves a vehicle’s brake system. While replacing your brake pads is a modestly priced repair, other issues with your brakes may be more severe and will require additional attention. This includes a damaged disc or rotor, or in some extreme cases, a replacement of your brake lines.

    Ignition System Repair

    This includes your car’s battery, ignition, and starter. While a battery replacement and repair is a relatively quick and simple process for your professional to maintain, a starter replacement is a more complex issue that must be addressed by a trained technician.

    Electrical System Repairs

    Electrical system problems include everything from blown fuses and lamp bulbs to more severe issues. No matter how minor you assess the problem to be, it is best that a trained professional addresses these issues, especially considering the extreme sensitivity of electrical equipment.

    Show your vehicle how much you truly care for it by treating it the way it deserves to be treated. That means trusting a qualified professional to fix even minor repairs; it’s going to mean your car has a better quality life, and that you have a better quality drive.
    Since 1998, German Motor Specialist has been providing service exclusively on BMW, Audi and Mini Cooper vehicles. For more information call 650-963-9212 or contact our team today to schedule maintenance or repair.


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