Long Beach, Bixby Knolls Minor Auto Repair & More
So, let just say you’re driving down Atlantic Avenue and suddenly your vehicle starts to make a new noise, or there’s an odd looking smoke coming from your exhaust pipe or a few new drops of oil on your driveway. These may are all be scenarios of some minor problems but ever though they’re minor they shouldn’t be neglected. We all know there’s always so many other costs going on in life and you’re never ready to have to spend that hard earned money on your vehicle. Even our Long Beach weekend DIY mechanics sometimes put off these repairs because it’s a dirty job or it takes up an entire day off to fix. But if not addressed these types of minor issues may stop you from maintaining your regular driving routine, and if ignored for too long you may need a tow truck. Here are few of those repairs you should definitely not put off for too long before they become a costly repair.
WORN SHOCKS / STRUTS
Worn out shocks and struts don’t show to many signs as they wear out. It’s not like they go bad overnight, but when they do, you’ll know it. That’s because shocks and struts take a lot of abuse with Long Beach pot holes, speed bumps and road work protecting other element of your chassis. And once those shocks and struts aren’t doing their job as that initial protection, those chassis parts wear out quick. Shocks are usually fairly straightforward to replace, and strut replacement has become easier thanks to the availability of modular strut assemblies. Thankfully, if you don’t have the time or resources Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knoll does. And once the job is done, the difference will be immediately apparent to you and your vehicle.
We all know small fluid drip may be an annoyance on your driveway, it can also coat your engine and damage other sensitive components. If you’ve been having to top off your oil for too long rather than finding the leak, it is time to schedule an appointment with Orozco’s Auto Service. Delaying repair on any leak isn’t a good ides. Even a minor power steering pump leak can flood into the alternator leaving it inoperable and possible suck Monday morning. So do yourself and your driveway a favor and call the pros at Orozco’s Auto Service.
While the noise from an exhaust leak can sometimes be fixed by turning up your favorite song on the radio, an exhaust leak can also lead to dangerous carbon monoxide fumes finding their way into the passenger compartment. In extreme cases a leak can also burn or melt nearby components. Unfortunately they can also be hard to track down, especially when buried deep in the engine compartment. Cast iron manifolds can crack, bolts can break, gaskets can fail, and exhaust pipes can rust through. Don’t wait for that leak to get to load let Orozco’s Auto Service repair it before it’s too late.
FAILING CV AXLES
Remember way back when you noticed your CV boot was torn on the passengers side? But there’s no way to know just when the joint inside will start to fail. If you start hearing a clicking and popping noise when turning, then it’s time for new axles. Waiting on this repair too long could lead to dangerous driveline vibrations and possibly even failure of the axle assembly itself (Yikes!). Make the time and contact Orozco’s Auto Service.
If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knolls today at 562-427-4256. Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach / Bixby Knolls – Los Angeles County CA
3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-427-4256 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair