The worst news you can ever receive from your Auto mechanic
Any time you drive to an auto repair shop, your fingers are crossed that it is nothing serious. In your mind you expect to hear things like:
- It was a lose belt, I have adjusted and you are ready to roar
- The dog puke has a lot of dirt, we will clean it while you wait
- A wire was detached, I returned it to its place and won’t charge you a dime
These and a lot of other news from your auto mechanic definitely put a smile on your lips. However, it is never always this rosy. Some news will shake you and you had better hear them while seated. In this post, we gathered some of the worst news an auto owner can hear from an auto mechanic:
Your A/C Needs Repairing
There is never a good time to lose your cooling system ….. but why does it always happen when you are headed out of town for a vacation? Maintenance is the key and calling your Coquitlam auto air conditioning repair specialist at the first sign of problems will save you a lot of money in the long run
- The engine is Hydrolocked
Water may be the most abundant compound on earth but there are areas and parts it is not supposed to touch. Your iPhone, for instance. When it comes to cars, the engine’s cylinders loathe water. In the cylinders there are fuel droplets and air. With a press from the piston, the air is compressed to increase pressure and everything falls in place. When water is present, there is zero compression and the piston and its components bear the wrath. The parts attached to the piston are prohibitively expensive and when they are broken and bent, your bank account will equally suffer.
- Transmission STB
When you car is in drive, it doesn’t move an inch. It is scaring. But we know why. The transmission Soiled The Bed. On this one, there is good and bad news. What do you want first, the good or the bad? You are lucky; the engine is still intact and functional. The bad news, it is no longer in sync with the wheels. You have a transmission revolt and this is not going to be a cheap affair.
- Seized engine
Do we have engine seizures? You wonder. Yes, engines are seized due to lack of lubrication. What this means is that the engine metallic components decided to eat into each other and what remains is a melted heap of useless metal. That’s not even the worst news. What will drive you crazy is the news that no one can repair a seized engine. You need a new or used engine. The melted glob has no further use other than find its way to the scrap metal reservoir near you.
- Transmission fluid missed its path and ended up into the brake fluid reservoir
You just added transmission fluid to the brake reservoir! You will be lucky if you noticed this mistake before pressing on the brake pedal. Get your vehicle towed to your local auto mechanic. Your fine will be to replace the master cylinder. But if luck was not on your side today and the transmission fluid circulated all over the brake system, every part of the system has to be replaced. You had better have a good credit limit because you are about to jump into a frying pan of expenses.
- Blown head gasket
Your mechanic will be like, “The stuff exiting your car’s tailpipe is not water, it’s the coolant”.
If there is a part you do expect to see the antifreeze, the tailpipe is the least of them all. But your mechanic just confirmed it. The cooling system has to be sealed off and keep the antifreeze within its designated loop. Due to overheating, the coolant may find its way into the fuel channels and the engine cylinders. In this case, it will exit through the tailpipe. By then you should know that things are gravely wrong. The gasket is blown or the head is cracked.