Monthly Archives: February 2018

What to look for in a Quality Auto Repair Shop

What to look for in a Quality Auto Repair Shop

Searching for an auto repair shop can be hard work. It's no secret that the auto repair industry has an unfriendly reputation. As you search for a shop to provide your car with the care that it needs you should seek out certain qualities. If you can identify a shop that holds these characteristics, you will be well on your way to finding a shop you can trust with all your service and repair needs. Once you find that shop, we recommend sticking with them for absolutely everything you need. ASE Certified Technicians There is a way to determine if a shop values continuing education and employs educated technicians. You can look for shops that hire ASE certified technicians. Their website will have the ASE logo prominently placed on their website (usually in the footer of the first page). In order to gain this badge of honor in the industry, a technician must have at least two years of professional s ... read more

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Brakes

Engine Symptoms that Indicate it's time for Service

Engine Symptoms that Indicate it's time for Service

Your car's motor is responsible for generating the power that carries you from A to B. With routine maintenance it is likely that your car's motor will last multiple hundreds of thousands of miles with little extra service. However, this isn't always the case. Even well cared for engines may end up needing the occasional repair. If you notice any of the following signs of engine failure be sure to visit a local auto shop for further testing and repairs. Decreased Performance A common sign of engine malfunction is a change in performance. This might feel like a rough idle or the car may stall out. Sometimes performance decreases with fuel economy or how long it takes to get the car up to speed. These symptoms usually indicate a simple maintenance service is necessary. However, if you leave these symptoms too long, you can do irreparable damage to your engine. If you ever notice your car is having performance issues, get it to a trusted shop as soon as you can. Fall in MP ... read more

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Brakes

Suspension Symptoms Your Car is Giving You

Suspension Symptoms Your Car is Giving You

Your vehicle's suspension is critical to the safety of you and your family. If your shocks and struts are in poor condition, it can take 20% more time to brake. You have a better ability to navigate sharp corners when your shocks and struts are in good shape. Here's a look at five signs of a suspension problem. Bumpy Ride If you feel like you are rolling over bumps when on a smooth roadway, get in for an inspection. This is a prime symptom of failed shocks / struts. Drifting Another symptom is a feeling of drifting or swaying when you are driving around corners. This can be a steering or suspension problem and it is a safety matter. Unable to Pass the Bounce Test A third symptom is failing the bounce test. Basically, we safely park the car and then we push down on safe spots of the front and back of the car. If the car rocks more than a few times, it has failed the bounce ... read more

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Brakes

Car Won't Start Today? We Can Help!

Car Won't Start Today? We Can Help!

One of the worst feelings you can get regarding your car is getting in, turning the key and having nothing happen under the hood. The starting system of your vehicle is composed of several parts that work together in order to get the engine cranking. If one or more of these parts is unable to complete its duty your vehicle will not go. When you suffer from a no start situation be sure to speak with the local mechanic who can quickly identify and fix the issue. Dead battery Perhaps the most common cause of a vehicle that won't start is a dead battery. The battery can die for several reasons, including something as simple as leaving the lights on. If your vehicle has a dead battery you can likely jump start it, but if it dies consistently it may be time for a battery replacement. Some cars have a battery light on the dash to let you know it is getting low. Cold snaps can kill a battery that is starting to die leaving you with a car won't start situation. Bad starter motor ... read more

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