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Auto Repair Phoenix: What Repairs You Can Put Off and Which Should You Never Ignore

Auto Repair Phoenix|- What Repairs You Can Put Off and Which Should You Never Ignore

 (Phoenix, Arizona)  With high gas prices and a sluggish economy, many people are putting off car repairs. In some cases, a $100 fix that’s ignored can put your safety at risk and end up costing thousands. According to a December 2011 Consumer Reports survey, 40 percent of people say they’re postponing car maintenance or repairs.

Automotive Expert Matt Allen sees it a lot, “When we have to fix catastrophic damage because the car’s been neglected, it’s even more expensive because now we’re replacing several parts, not just the one that originally needed maintenance.”

Allen has at least one customer who practices what Matt preaches. His car boasts 279,000 miles and it’s never broken down because he stays current on maintenance.  A trusted mechanic will explain what issues you should address right away and what can be delayed without compromising safety.

Car repairs you might be able to put off:

  • C.V. Boot
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Some fluid flushes i.e. Power Steering

Car repairs you should never ignore due to safety and cost:

  • Brake pads
  • Oil change
  • Air filter
  • Transmission fuel leak
  • Burned out lights

Allen suggest that auto owners establish a relationship with a trusted auto mechanic before you need them and they can help you determine which auto repairs you should make a priority.

About Virginia Auto Service:

AZ Central’s Reader’s Choice Best Auto Repair Shop Winner 2009, Motor Age Top 10 in the Nation 2010.  Virginia Auto Service has provided Central Phoenix with top-quality auto repair and service since 1995.  Specializing in Japanese and European Imports, Domestic Cars, Light Trucks & SUV’s, all Virginia Auto Service Technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Virginia Auto Service is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ Rating. Matt is also a Member of the BBB Automotive Repair Advisory Committee (ARAC) and is a past Chairman.

Owner Matt Allen co-hosts the Bumper to Bumper radio show on Saturdays from 11 am. –Noon on KTAR 92.3 FM in Phoenix. Reach Matt at 602-266-0020 and mallen ( at )