Like most things, cars break down and eventually need repairs.
In the past, a hand tool kit might have been all you needed.
Now, you have to be up to date with the make, year, and components.
"The problems you run into with the newer cars that are out there now is we all assume that they have a computer so it's really easy to figure out what the problem is,” says Randy Farley. “The problem really lies in the fact that none of the manufacturers share the same computer driven technology to drive,” added the manager of Farley’s Imports Car Care.
Having the equipment to check the parts and supply them is a big piece of the challenge.
The next issue is even larger despite being on a smaller scale.
"The wires are so small that they break,” says Todd Allred of Doyle Johnson. “They'll just break inside of the harness and then you have an open circuit. To find that broken wire could take hours upon hours to find that one broken wire."
The local auto shops and even the car dealerships say that going under the hood is much more difficult because the cars are so computer sensitive; however, if you ever have a question, don't be afraid to ask.
"If you have an issue with a newer car and you don't know what to do, just come in and talk. I don't charge to talk to a customer,” Allred added.
Local car shops and dealerships advise speaking to them before making any repairs to your car.