Cars are expensive. Not only do you have to fork over a hefty sum of change to get your dream car from the dealership, but regular car maintenance and repairs can add up, especially when your new car is making the undeniable transition to used-car status. This is a fact of life, and there is little value in trying to ignore it. So in today’s blog, we at Shannon Family Automotive are not going to ignore it—we are going to embrace the fact and look at some of the most common auto repairs.

If you are in the Folsom, California area and find yourself in need of auto repairs or maintenance—whether it be an oil change, new brakes, suspension adjustments, transmission services, or some other service—our Folsom auto repair shop is here to help. We can work on any Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Lexus. Learn more about us, view our services, and contact us today!

Below are some of the most common auto repairs.

Oxygen Sensor Replacement

This is a very common repair, especially among older cars. This part is a key component of the exhaust system, and its main function is to detect uncombusted oxygen in your exhaust. For being such a small part, this can be an annoyingly pricey repair, sometimes costing around $250 to be replaced.

Catalytic Converter Replacement

Also part of the exhaust system, the catalytic converter neutralizes hazardous compounds, like carbon monoxide, in your exhaust system. Over time, they can wear down, especially when other components of the exhaust system are not maintained and repaired. 

Spark Plug and Ignition Coil Replacement

Spark plugs and ignition coils send sparks to the ignition chamber, igniting the fuel and driving your engine. Naturally, these are vital components of your car’s performance, and the signs are often distinct, making it a relatively easy problem to diagnose. If you suspect something is wrong, have a licensed mechanic inspect your car.

If you are in the Folsom, California area and notice any of these common problems, don’t hesitate to stop in and see us. Our auto shop can handle all of your Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Lexus repairs and maintenance.