Maintaining your vehicle at home is a satisfying way to keep your motoring costs down. With the right knowledge and products even someone who isn't very mechanically inclined can take care of many of the smaller issues in everyday driving. Sometimes, however, car issues can be too specialized or complex for the average motorist to take care of by themselves and it becomes time to take your car to the pros. Below you'll find three major warning signs that you need to get to a mechanic ASAP, as well as some of the potential causes behind them.
Engine and Drivetrain ProblemsLet's start at the beginning. If your car won't even turn over and start up, then the rest of the problems on this list won't come into play. The simplest cause of this issue is a dead battery, which you can remedy with jumper cables, and the instructions that come printed on their packaging. If jumping the car doesn't work, you may have a larger problem with your ignition system. It's advisable to take your car into the shop at this point because finding the root of the problem will likely involve removing a few parts from your engine. Whether it's dead spark plugs or electrical problems, it's better to have it dealt with by a professional. Likewise, engine surging where the revs rise and fall can mean a problem with your fuel injectors, which are fairly deep within your motor. It's unwise to drive around with a surging engine, as this burns more gas and can cause unintended acceleration. Drivetrain issues are another major issue requiring professional attention. Everybody fears the dreaded transmission repairs, so if certain gears won't engage or they shift at the wrong times you should definitely take your car to the qualified mechanics here at Guaranteed Auto Air & Repair.
Vibration While DrivingThis issue can be caused by damaged drivetrain components, but can also stem from misaligned wheels or unbalanced or flat tires. If you feel any vibration or shuddering as you drive along, you should get to a mechanic as soon as you can. At its worst, this issue can lessen your control over the car, potentially causing accidents. This will also wear out your tires more quickly than if everything was straight and true. Unwanted vibrations put stress on important (and costly) components like suspension and brakes while decreasing gas mileage, so it's smart to take your car in as soon as these issues develop.
Poor Braking PerformanceYour brakes are vital to keeping you safe on the road and should definitely be cared for by a professional, unless you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing. Common signs of issues with your car's braking system include squeaking or squealing when the brakes are applied, or the brakes feeling spongy and failing to slow your vehicle properly. Squealing brakes are caused by the brake pads wearing through the pad surface to the metal underneath. At this point the metal behind your brake pad is coming into contact with the brake rotor. This can be disastrous and produce unwanted heat, reduced stopping power, and cause you to have to buy new rotors as well as the relatively cheap pads. Spongey and weak brakes can mean there's a problem with your master cylinder, which converts the mechanical pressure of you pressing the pedal into hydraulic pressure to apply the brakes. In either case, it's best to have your brakes seen to by the professional mechanics here at Guaranteed Auto Air & Repair.
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Best auto repair shop I've ever been to :-) Always friendly and honest. Thanks again! P.S. - thanks for the donuts!
They are good people in that I trusted their assessment. My car had air conditioner problems and I had previously taken it elsewhere. The other people put more freon in and said there was nothing wrong. The problems persisted.
Great Staff! Great work quality. So happy I found a place that I can trust to get all car work done. Very honest people.
Friendly, helpful service staff. Very thorough.
Thanks to Rob and his crew for getting my car repaired. Excellent service. Great aditude! A+
Absolutely great place that backs their work. I've been to other mechanics in the area, and I'm not sure if I can trust them. I'd always leave with the same issue coming back within a day or two. Guaranteed has been nothing but amazing for my wife and I. Great prices, and great people.
Very respectfully and knowledgeable staff and mechanics. I recommend
Great vehicle mechanics who you can Trust. They do an intense evaluation of your vehicle, and provide prices that are Fair!
This is by far the best garage I've found in the 10 years I've been in this area. It's a good, local place where the owner knows your name, your car and the history of the issues and problems you've had the minute he picks up the phone. I'll never go anywhere else, and anyone reading this is crazy for not going. I rarely write reviews, and I have no connections to this business, but as people read these more and more I felt I should add my feelings on my experience considering the great service I've experienced.
Fantastic service. Competent, certified, courteous, and ethical technicians. Good management. Six stars.
Very nice people. They will help anybody I will definitely recommend them to anybody. My first experience was the best anybody could ever imagine. I wish all mechanic shops was like these people
We were here on vacation from the Michigan winter when were told that we need brakes on our car. Rob was great, he gave me a fair price , the work was perfect, and provided me with a rental car to use while my car was being repaired. These guys are great. I would highly recommend this company. If my car breaks down again, I hope it is here.