Is It Time for an Oil Change? 5 Ways You Can Tell

We’ve all been there: you happen to glance up at the service sticker on your windshield and realize that’s you’re overdue for an oil change. If you notice that you’re past the recommended date for your next visit, or if your mileage has gone past the mark (and beyond), you should make an appointment to get your oil checked as soon as possible. Oil changes are an unavoidable part of vehicle maintenance because engine oil keeps your engine running smoothly and efficiently. Be wary of these 5 signs to see if it’s time to bring your car to Performance Auto Repair for an oil change. Continue reading “Is It Time for an Oil Change? 5 Ways You Can Tell” »

Why a Computerized Diagnostic Service is Essential

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A computerized diagnostic is one method of electronic testing that mechanics use to help vehicle owners figure out what’s going on in their car or truck by using computerized equipment. Similar to an X-Ray or CATscan, a computerized diagnostic service is non-invasive and gets a look at what’s going on behind the scenes. Every car or truck owner is familiar with the frustration that comes when a service light appears on your dash but you don’t know why – the “Check Engine” light is the most familiar for most drivers. The service lights on your dash can be indicators of a variety of issues, some minor and some serious. A computerized diagnostic, like the ones performed in our shop, provide the answers you need.  Continue reading “Why a Computerized Diagnostic Service is Essential” »

Extending the Lifetime of Your Shocks and Struts

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Shocks and struts are essential to every vehicle. They impact your vehicle’s braking system as well as helping with your car’s suspension and handling. Don’t be fooled into thinking that old or damaged shocks and struts just make for a bumpy ride. Left uncared for, they can make your journey very dangerous. Performance Auto Repair cares about the safety of our customers, so we’ve brainstormed a few of the ways you can extend the lifetime of your car’s shocks and struts. Continue reading “Extending the Lifetime of Your Shocks and Struts” »

5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic

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Sometimes you have minor issues with your vehicle that you don’t give a second thought. Other times, major repairs are needed. It’s essential that you seek a mechanic’s advice sooner rather than later when you think you might have a serious automobile problem. If you notice any of these five signs, you may be in need of immediate vehicle repair. Continue reading “5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic” »

When is the Best Time for You to Bring Your Car in for Service?

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Many drivers know all too well that they have to bring their car in for maintenance if they want it to run smoothly. Regular auto maintenance keeps your car running like a dream, and it will save you money in the long run. Preventative auto repair, when performed by experienced mechanics, will ensure that you are less likely to be stuck with a major repair bill. But when is the best time for you to bring your car in for repairs?  Continue reading “When is the Best Time for You to Bring Your Car in for Service?” »

Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked

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The alternator in your car is a very important component: it charges your battery while you drive. If your alternator dies while you’re on the road, you only have a few miles to move to safety before you lose power completely. However, a dead alternator doesn’t have to catch you off-guard on the highway if you are taking care of it. Here are five signs for you to be aware of so you don’t end up stranded on your next road trip!  Continue reading “Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked” »

What Does a Mechanic Do?

 

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It can be intimidating to take your car to the shop, especially if you’re unfamiliar with automotive terms. Understanding how a mechanic takes care of your vehicle will help you feel more at ease the next time you have to go to the shop for service or repair. Let’s explore the individual tasks that a mechanic does. Continue reading “What Does a Mechanic Do?” »

How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Alternator

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It’s your worst nightmare: you have somewhere to be and your car won’t start. There are various reasons that your vehicle won’t start but one of the main culprits could be a bad alternator. If your alternator is failing, it could be time to schedule an appointment for replacement. Keep an eye out for these common signs to see if the time is right to replace your alternator today: Continue reading “How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Alternator” »

How to Find the Right Mechanic for You

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We all believe that honesty is the best policy, but what does that mean when it comes to auto repair and maintenance? Everyone has some sort of horror story about a dishonest mechanic, overpriced repairs, and unnecessary service recommendations. These bad eggs give the rest of us in the industry a bad reputation, but not all mechanics will try to cheat you.  Continue reading “How to Find the Right Mechanic for You” »

5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission

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Your car’s transmission is one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that your transmission needs regular maintenance just like your tires. If you haven’t been taking exceptional care of your transmission, there’s a chance that it could fail and cause expensive damage to your car. Take a look at these five hints that your auto transmission needs to be replaced:  Continue reading “5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission” »

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