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Cars are incredibly complex pieces of machinery that need regular maintenance in order to run smoothly. There are many moving parts and problems that can occur due to accidents or just normal wear and tear. Some of this maintenance can be done quite easily at home, but some aspects of your car’s mechanics require service from an expert to maintain maximum performance. Here are some common car problems that require the attention of a certified mechanic 

Damaged Catalytic Converter

Catalytic converters use a network of precious metals to minimize toxic emissions caused by unburned fuel coming through the exhaust system. If your converter is damaged due to a particularly high amount of unburned fuel or extreme temperatures, then significant back pressure and damage to the engine may occur.

Transmission Trouble

The transmission is an intricate array of cogs and gears, and any damage to it can be catastrophic. This is not an aspect of your power train that just anyone can repair. Only a certified technician will have a chance at repairing your transmission.

Severe Fluid Leaks

Some slow leaks may not seem like a major problem, and the minor ones can often be temporarily fixed with a sealant added to the fluid. But over time, slow leaks can cause serious problems and most people are not equipped to locate the exact cause of the leak or stop it permanently.

Poor Ignition Timing

The ignition timing is a precise measurement that causes combustion at the right time for each chamber in your engine. Many modern cars use sophisticated computers to control this, while older cars use purely mechanical systems. Trouble with either form is beyond the scope of the average consumer.

If you need a tune-up, repairs, or just preventative maintenance, then call Murray’s Auto Clinic at 301-585-7557 and set up an inspection today. We are a family-owned and operated auto repair service with two locations in Silver Spring, Maryland. Contact an auto mechanic to schedule a service appointment.