Safety Measures When You’re Repairing Your Car

Ruth Thomas
By Ruth Thomas / November 5, 2015

Electric vehicles are fuel-efficient and more friendly to the environment. However, it’s unlikely their engines will ever be able to match the raw power and intensity of a muscle car. Automobile enthusiasts take great pride in their performance cars. Their engines may guzzle fuel, but the sound and sensation of their roar are a time-honored part of our automotive culture. They will not be easily replaced by a fuel-efficient electric engine.

There is no doubt that the car-buying public is becoming more open to the idea of driving an electric-powered vehicle. The cost advantages and environmental friendliness of EVs make our eventual adoption of them a forgone conclusion. But, there are obstacles to overcome. Until prices come down further, and parts and maintenance costs level, drivers will continue voting with their dollars for gas-powered vehicles.

When your vehicle breaks down or begins running roughly, it’s probably time to take a closer look under the hood. Each has inherent advantages and drawbacks. Plus, there’s a lot of misinformation which confuses and misleads drivers into making the wrong decision.

In this article, we’ll discuss auto parts and repairs in the context of cost and training. We’ll look at the differences between dealership service shops and independent mechanics. I’ll also explain why some types of work may be better-suited for the dealer while others should be done in a local auto shop.