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Car Diagnostic and Repair in Calgary, AB

Are you a car owner in Calgary, Alberta, but find yourself struggling to get your hands on a reliable and affordable diagnostics and repair service, look no further! Instant Car Repair has a customer-focused approach to all things automobiles. We make sure that you stay in the comfort of your home or office, and we have a look at your vehicle and fix whatever needs fixing. Apart from these, we also have a towing service that comes in handy in stressful emergencies.

What can be the possible causes of noises and vibrations in my car?

It is not just annoying, but having any odd noises emerging from your vehicle can signal that it is time to see a mechanic. Here are some of the most common reasons for weird noises and vibrations occurring in your car – 

 

  • When the serpentine belt is getting worn out and is nearing its end, you will hear a loud squealing noise emerging from the front of your car. This noise will start when you turn the key into the ignition and slowly start fading off.
  • If you hear loud rattling noises from your wheels when you go over a bumpy road, it is a sign that something is up with your suspension. To be more precise, the rubber parts, which protect the delicate parts of the suspension, might be wearing off, causing the bothersome rattling noises. 
  • Loud squawking noise can be heard when your power steering pump runs low on fluid. This happens due to increased friction in the pump.
  • If your tires are old and quite worn out, you’ll begin to hear a low hum whenever you start to accelerate your car.
  • When you hit the brakes, and that results in a deafening screeching noise, that often means that the brake pads have worn out and you are in dire need of seeing a mechanic.

 

Apart from just keeping your ears open for these warning signs, regular visits to or from the mechanic are highly encouraged as they can ensure that your vehicle is in optimum health. At ICR, we have a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control system, and complete diagnostic tools which help us scam your vehicle for any existing problems and also keep you prepared for any issues that might come up in the future. 

Why are inspections and repairs necessary?

We all have heard of the famous old saying, prevention is better than cure. This is the perfect explanation of why inspections are so necessary. When we regularly inspect our vehicles, we can catch most automobile-related issues in the very nascent stage before the problem escalates and worsens. This also has a monetary advantage. You can avoid the big expenses if you take primary care of your vehicle today. 

 

And if you find something wrong, repairing is the next best thing. Because the more you run a defective vehicle, the bigger the threat to yourself and other people driving on the road. Plus, getting inspections and repairs has never been easier with ICR by your side! Contact us, and we will come to your location with all the necessary tools and leave your vehicle in top-notch condition.

How much does replacing a car starter cost?

The starter of the car plays a key role in starting your vehicle. When the car’s battery starts running, it sends power to the starter, which gets the entire mechanism running. Sometimes, you might think that the issue with your car is the battery, but the real problem can sometimes be the car’s starter. It can also be possible that you might need to replace the starter of the vehicle in some cases.

 

The cost of replacing the starter can vary, depending on the type and model of the car. But mostly, the price ranges from $450 to $600 for Japanese vehicles. It might be more expensive for European cars, where the cost can go up to $1000.

 

If you are a vehicle owner and care about your car’s condition and safety, contact ICR today, book an appointment, and let’s get going! We have a robust database of loyal customers who have returned to us recurrently because the quality of our services is excellent. Still, our services are also cheap and extremely convenient.

Common Car Indications and What Do they mean?

Check Engine Light

The Check Engine Light can mean a number of things, and be as serious as a malfunctioning catalytic converter or as trivial as a loose gas cap.  The cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Engine Overheating

There are several issues that can cause your car engine to overheat. These include car overuse or more severe factors like mechanical or electrical failure. If you come across a situation where the engine’s temperature warning light or check engine light turn on, you need to get your engine checked for any possible damage. The Cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Steering Wheel Vibration

Typically, when there is an issue with a part of the steering system, the driver will feel it in their hands in the form of vibration, trembling, or basic “looseness.” The cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car Shaking Inspection

When your car starts vibrating or shaking while you’re driving, it can be disconcerting and is a certain sign that there’s something wrong. This kind of shaking indicates a demand for anything from small repair work to something much more major. The cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car Smoking Inspection

Overheating in automobile engines frequently results in smoke. Defective wire casings, hot residues on the engine block, and hot liquids like oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid can all contribute to this. Your cooling system might also be broken, or your engine might not have enough lubricant. Our mobile technician will certainly come to your house or workplace to identify the source as well as the root cause of the smoke and will provide you with a thorough evaluation report that consists of the range and price of the needed fixings.

Car Engine Overheating Inspection

Your car engine can overheat due to several reasons. Sometimes the fault is minor like engine overuse, and sometimes it can be very significant like mechanical failure. If the temperature warning indicator light is flashing then it is essential to stop driving your vehicle and cool the engine down as soon as possible before the point of no return is reached.

Car Electrical Problems

The battery and the rest of the electrical system is definitely a crucial part of a car. It does not just start the car but also powers all of the convenience devices such as the aircon, the radio, and also the power windows. Troubles with the electrical system can promptly intensify and affect other elements of your car. Electrical system issues must be handled quickly and by an expert.

Steering Wheel Hard To Turn

Having difficulty turning your steering wheel is a disconcerting problem. It can be unsafe to drive when the steering wheel is difficult to turn, as this might affect your ability to steer and navigate. Should you be experiencing trouble turning your steering wheel, you should pull over right away and have a mechanic diagnose the problem.

Car Vibration Diagnostic

When your car starts vibrating or shaking while you’re driving, it can be disconcerting and is a certain sign that there’s something wrong. This kind of shaking indicates a demand for anything from small repair work to something much more major.

Engine Light

Check engine light indicators have several meanings, the problem could be serious like a malfunctioning catalytic converter or simple like a misplaced cap. A blinking Check Engine Light shows a critical issue, whereas a solid light means a non-emergency situation. If the problem is not a loose gas cap, then a certified mechanic needs to determine the real source of the problem immediately.

Coolant Light Flashing Inspection

If your temperature needle is erring towards the ‘H” mark, the temperature warning indicator is beeping, and there is fluid on the ground under the car, then you’ll probably see the coolant light flashing. One of Instant Car Repair’s certified mechanics can identify the origin of the the coolant light flashing and repair the problem on site.

Car Won’t Start But The Battery Is Good

If your headlights can turn on, but your engine won’t turn on, that means that your battery is charged, but either the starter or ignition is the problem. If the starter or ignition is the problem, a starter engine can be jumped by using a charged battery.

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