Auto Maintenance Tasks you probably should not do yourself

At Fifth Avenue Auto, we believe in the importance of seeking professional help when it comes to repairing your car. While it’s true that some minor issues can be resolved with basic knowledge and tools, there are certain repairs that should never be attempted on your own. These repairs may involve potential risks or demand specialized expertise and specialized tools that are not commonly found in households. We consider you a friend, and as friends, we want to ensure your safety and the optimal performance of your vehicle. That’s why we encourage you to rely on our professional team at Fifth Avenue Auto for any repair needs beyond your expertise. Trust us to provide the skilled assistance and specialized knowledge required to keep you and your car on the road safely.

Transmission Repairs

Your vehicle’s transmission is a very important part. Without it, your vehicle wouldn’t run. It is also full of many tiny parts, and each one has a huge role. So unless you have gotten specific training on it, you should leave it to a professional. One wrong move could completely ruin the whole system, costing way more than it would to have a mechanic deal with it in the first place.

Timing Belt Repairs

The timing belt in your car should only need to be repairs once or so in your vehicle’s lifetime, and the belt is fragile. Since it is so easy to break, you need to know exactly what you are doing when you go to repair it. If you end up damaging it could cost up to four times more than the price to have a professional repair it.

Air Bag Replacement or Repairs

Your air bag is a life saving feature and if it needs any sort of service, a replacement or repair, you shouldn’t risk your life by trying to do it yourself. If you make a wrong move, it could cost you your life down the road. There is no price that is worth avoiding when you are putting your life at risk.

Dashboard Messages

Dashboard messages aren’t always easy to decode. Often times, people will see a light pop up and they decide to handle it themselves. However if you mess with something that doesn’t need to be fixed, you could accidentally break that part too. Then you will need two services instead of just one.

Suspension and Steering Repairs

Driving on bumpy roads can take a toll on your suspension and steering systems, so when you need a repair, you really want to get it done right the first time. If you attempt to do this repair yourself, it could go wrong and even damage other important systems in your car.

Cooling System Repairs

If you need a repair for anything in your cooling system, you should hire a professional mechanic to get the job done. Even in the auto repair industry, these services are left to the most skilled and experienced mechanics.

Electrical Work

For all sorts of electrical work, you want to hire a professional. Whether it’s your car, house, boat, or something else, you want it done right. One wrong move could result in frying your whole electrical system. You could even get shocked by making a wrong move. So when it comes to your car, hire one of our mobile mechanics and this will be the most convenient and quick service you’ve ever had.

Brake Rotor Repairs

Your brake pads are fairly simple to replace, and with some general auto repair knowledge, you could get by doing it yourself. However, the brake rotors are a completely different story. They require extensive knowledge and skills, so leave it to a professional.

Windshield or Window Replacements

If you get a large crack in your windshield, you should get it replaced. One small rock hitting your windshield could cause it to shatter. Not only would that be a scary experience, but it would be extremely dangerous as well. Instead of trying to repair any glass on your car yourself, you should hire a Wrench mobile mechanic to get the job done. Our mechanics are skilled and reliable, perfect for the job you need to get done.

Book an Appointment today

At Fifth Avenue Auto in West Kelowna, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch auto repair services with a family-owned, local vibe. Our experienced and skilled mechanics understand the intricacies of various maintenance tasks, ensuring your vehicle receives the care it deserves. By entrusting us with your automotive needs, you can have peace of mind knowing that our team will handle everything from transmission repairs to electrical work with precision and expertise. We value your safety and convenience, offering prompt and reliable service that will exceed your expectations.

Book a maintenance service with Fifth Avenue Auto today and experience the difference of personalized care combined with professional excellence.

Our regular maintenance program leaves you with a safe, reliable vehicle and saves you money