Common Mistakes People Make When Maintaining and Repairing Vehicles

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A commercial vehicle inspection station provides safety inspections for commercial vehicles. Their services include checking brakes, tires, lights, and other safety features. They also ensure that the vehicle complies with state and federal regulations.

If a commercial vehicle is not properly inspected, it may be unsafe to operate and may fail to meet safety rules, resulting in accidents.

To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Tombstone Heavy Duty Inc. has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when maintaining and repairing vehicles.

1. Delaying the scheduled maintenance
Following scheduled maintenance regularly is critical for ensuring your vehicle’s longevity and efficiency. A full car service commonly includes a general safety check, oil and filter replacement, and a system inspection. Initially, it may seem heavy on the pocket, but it is the best investment you can make for your vehicle. In the long term, it also proves to be less expensive.

2. Ignoring the warning signs and problems
It is not advisable to wait till the issue becomes serious. Allowing a minor problem to fester until you can find the time to repair it, is a common mistake that adds to the problem and may result in more significant damage. It is better to take your car to a professional who can diagnose the problem and help you fix it as soon as possible.

3. Trying to repair the vehicle themselves
While it is a good idea to have some basic knowledge about repairs in an emergency, repeatedly repairing your vehicle to save money can be disastrous. Sometimes clients come to us after damaging their vehicle beyond repair, hoping to fix it. It is better to seek professional help as soon as possible.

4. Failing to replace air filters on time
Air filters are crucial to your vehicle and should not be neglected. They play a vital role in your engine’s performance and should be replaced at the manufacturer’s suggested intervals. A dirty air filter can lead to decreased fuel economy and hamper engine performance.

5. Not replacing the worn-out brake pads
The last thing anyone would want is to crash their vehicle owing to faulty brakes. Not replacing the worn-out brake pads puts your car at great risk. It is highly advisable to replace your car’s brake pads when they start showing untenable wear and tear.

6. Ignoring the “Check Engine” light
Do not panic if your dashboard shows the warning “Check Engine” light. Your car will continue to operate normally. However, you should have the problem checked out as soon as possible, do not ignore it. You must take your car to the nearest service center for a checkup.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Tombstone Heavy Duty Inc. We deal in commercial vehicle inspection stations in Sturgeon County, Alberta and surrounding areas. We offer services in air conditioning, troubleshooting and repair, diesel engine rebuilds, heavy equipment frame and suspension repairs, tires sales and services, electrical diagnosing and repair, trailer repairs, air brake and hydraulic brake system repairs, commercial vehicle inspection facility, computer diagnostic and much more.

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