Car Repair Kitchener - Ten Most Common Car Repairs

You may drive your shiny new vehicle off the lot in pristine condition but it is only a matter of time before you need car repairs. Listed below are the ten most common car repairs we encounter in the Kitchener area. All figures quoted are average and will vary considerably depending on the vehicle model and labour costs. Contact us at Hansma Automotive if you require one of these or any other type of car repair. Most repairs can be accomplished in a few hours.

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After Market Car Alarm Removal

By tapping into existing circuits, car-owners often create other problems and even cause other systems to fail. However, it is a common and relatively inexpensive repair usually costing under or around $100.

Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement

A malfunctioning intake manifold gasket replacement will negatively affect economy and engine performance by failing to correctly control the mixture of air and gas the motor receives.This repair often costs in the $300-$400 range.

Ignition Coil Replacement

Spark plugs require ignition coils to tell them when to fire. If this necessary repair is ignored it can contribute to other expensive repairs throughout the ignition system. An important repair that should not be ignored that generally costs $200-$300.

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement

Your engine requires a sensor to determine the correct coolant temperature. If this part malfunctions your engine may overheat causing serious damage. This repair should cost in the $150-$200 range.

Replacing Exhaust Gas Recirculation Replacement

Your vehicle uses a portion of the exhaust to generate further power by recirculating it. This part controls the recirculation, and its repair will probably set you back in the $300-$400 range.

Spark Plug Replacement

Replacing spark plugs by yourself, while possible, can create other problems in the ignition system, even leading to a very expensive catalytic converter repair. Including both spark plugs and wires will cost upwards of $350. Have peace of mind by allowing the experts to take care of it for you.

Replacing Mass Air Flow Sensor

Failure to replace your inexpensive air filters may lead to a malfunctioning mass air flow sensor. This part helps to control the amount of air being supplied to the motor, and its replacement will probably cost at least $400. Regular preventative maintenance can help you avoid this repair.

 

 

Replacing Catalytic Converter

Customers are often shocked to find out how expensive this repair is, especially if they know it could have been avoided by not ignoring a check engine light. Typically a very expensive and often avoidable repair that will cost well over $1000. We will repair your vehicle with CARQUEST recognized parts.

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Missing or Loose Fuel Caps

Sometimes the check engine light is caused by something as minor as a missing or loose fuel cap. However, failing to replace it can significantly reduce your fuel economy. That doesn't seem like a good idea when the repair can be done at minimal cost, or perhaps even free.

Oxygen Sensor Replacement

This is a very common repair that can usually be done for under $300. The part is responsible for measuring the amount of unburned oxygen that is present in the exhaust and causing the  necessary adjustments to the air-fuel mixture.

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The Most Common Car Repairs

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Posted on August 17, 2015 .