Different Cars Have Different Needs

The automobile industry has standards for all vehicles, for aspects such as safety, design, and legal limits. However, something few people realize is that despite these standards, not all cars are made the same - in fact, each make and model has something different to offer. When it comes to foreign cars, this holds especially true - and when repairing these cars, your car may be more likely to have certain problems over others.

At Rohnert Park Auto Repair Center, Acur-It Automotive offers services on a number of foreign cars including Acura, Nissan, Honda, and Lexus. If you or someone you know owns one of these makes of cars, take a look at these common issues that may occur, and know what to do when it happens.


Acura is a luxury car brand that is a division of Honda; a Japanese car, it was first introduced to America in 1986. Acura vehicles are well-known for their high-quality performance and luxury feel; their sales are higher than both BMW and Lexus, at 138,000 cars sold per year.

Acura vehicles’ most common problems are transmission issues, which are problems with the engine system; for example, there have been problems with the cooling system within the car, which leads to a wearing down of the engine. Ultimately, this can cause engine failure; if you feel that this is causing a problem that is a reason to take your car to the auto center.


Another Japanese company, Nissan has been around since 1913, and has since become a globally incorporated car manufacturer. Its vehicles are used all around the United States, and it is one of the most popular car companies in the world.

Nissan vehicles sometimes see issues with the crankshaft position sensor, which manifests itself as the car engine turning off immediately after being turned on. This can lead to engine backfires; take your vehicle to a car specialist if you notice this happening.


Honda, the larger car company that owns Acura, is, like Nissan, one of the most popular car manufacturers in the world. One of its more frequent problems is an issue with brake pad wear and tear, where the brake pads wear down and do not respond to pressure like they should. This is extremely dangerous for the safety of the drive and those around him or her, so should be checked out.


Another luxury car brand, Lexus is a division of the Japanese car company Toyota. A common problem with Lexus vehicles is engine sludge buildup, which occurs when engine oil thickens due to sediment particles gathering within the engine. This can ultimately lead to engine failure, and so should be brought to the attention of your local auto repair center.