Every day, we answer questions regarding various aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair, and want you to have as much information as possible.
When you have all relevant information, you can properly take care of your car and have a reliable mode of transportation for years to come.
Unfortunately, our ASE-certified technicians field questions every day from Colorado drivers who have fallen into several myths regarding car repair. That’s why today, we’re busting a few myths. Here are 3 car myths about drivetrain and suspension service, busted by our Lafayette auto experts.
Myth #1: The drivetrain doesn’t need service
After years in the industry, we have yet to see a car that never needs auto repair! And yet, a shocking number of drivers believe their vehicle never needs drivetrain maintenance or repair. Truthfully, maintenance is an essential factor in keeping the drivetrain functional.
Your car has service intervals (determined by the manufacturer) to help you save time and money in the long run. The best way to know when your car needs maintenance service is by looking in the vehicle owner’s manual. If you are still having trouble figuring out the right service interval, call our Lafayette car repair shop and we will be glad to help!
Myth #2: The suspension operates independently
One big myth surrounding the suspension is that the shocks and struts have nothing to do with the car’s tires, brakes or drivetrain system. The truth is, a malfunctioning shock or strut could keep your tire from maintaining proper contact with the road. This could cause unfavorable wear on your tires.
Scheduling regular suspension inspections keeps your shocks and struts in line, helping you save time, money and gas. Protecting your suspension helps in braking, which provides more control over the vehicle. Suspension service also allows for an overall more comfortable drive.
Myth #3: Maintenance can always wait
When it comes to drivetrain and suspension repair, it’s true that early detection and quick repair saves you time and money on trouble down the road. When you wait for a needed repair, the problem only gets worse and worse.
Rather than waiting for your small car issues to escalate into costly repairs or replacements, schedule an inspection as soon as you discover a symptom of drivetrain or suspension trouble.
Our friendly auto technicians want you to have the best drive possible. Don’t fall for the myths and continue to put off a much-needed repair. To schedule a drivetrain and suspension inspection today, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Lafayette, Colorado.