What Are the Most Common Car Repairs?

Anyone who drives a car knows that there are a huge number of things that can go wrong with them. The truth is, most of that can be avoided by careful driving and looking after the vehicle. However, there is a certain amount that can’t be helped. Ultimately, cars are machines that can go wrong at pretty much any time. No matter how careful you might be, you might find your car having serious problems regardless. Nonetheless, it can help to know what can potentially go wrong. That way, you can be more prepared if it happens to your car. With that in mind, we have put together this short post on the most common car repairs. Here are the things which most often go wrong with cars, and what you can do about them.

Tyres & Trims

Although it might be surprising, tyres and trims actually make up most of the money that people spend on their cars. If you think about it, however, this might make some sense. The tyres, after all, are the only part of the car that has contact with the ground. It is hardly surprising that so much can go wrong with them. Similarly, it is no shock that they need a particular amount of care. The statistics show that tyres are the most common reason for a car needing a repair. To avoid this being the case for you, make sure that you keep them at the proper inflated pressure at all times. This is something that you need to check roughly once every six weeks. This is the best way to avoid any potential problems you might otherwise have. At the same time, make sure you keep an eye on the tread.


It goes without saying that the brakes are hugely important to any car. Brake repairs are very common, and of course they do need doing and can’t be ignored. Unfortunately, it is also often the case that they are expensive to repair. With that in mind, make sure that you do everything you can to prevent them from being damaged. Beyond that, always keep a close eye on them. The earlier you notice anything going wrong, the more likely you can do something about it. This  will often mean that the auto repair is much cheaper.

Timing Belts

The timing belts are an important part of the car, and they happen to last a long time in most cases. What’s more, it is rare that they get so bad that they need a complete replacement. However, they do tend to need repairing pretty often. When they do, it is best to shop around for a good mechanic. This is the kind of thing that you really don’t want to get wrong, so it pays to look around first. With repaired timing belts, you car is much more likely to operate smoothly on an everyday basis. Again, make sure you get them looked at as soon as it appears that something is wrong. That way, you avoid much of the hassle.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.