Are You Keeping Up With Your Oil Changes?

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If you own a vehicle, I’m sure you’ve realized how essential maintenance is to the integrity of your car. Auto maintenance consists of many different services that are all aimed at keeping your car or truck in tip-top shape. The maintenance service most frequently required by your vehicle is an oil change. Oil changes are necessary for a healthy engine.

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Protect Your Car from Overheating with These Tricks

Summers coming and warmer weather is coming with it. The last thing you want on a summer day in Alabama is for your car to overheat. Forgetting to put coolant in your vehicle can not only put a damper on your day but also result in expensive repairs and maintenance costs. We have some simple tricks you can do at home to keep your car out of the shop and safe from overheating.  Continue reading “Protect Your Car from Overheating with These Tricks” »

Hitting Potholes May be More Dangerous Than You Realize

Potholes are massive craters in the road that can damage cars and trucks so much that they need serious repairs. Potholes can wreck tires, bumpers, suspension, and more. The full extent of the damage to your vehicle depends on the size of the hole and how fast you’re going when you hit the hole. Drivers who go too fast and unsuspectingly hit a pothole may find themselves with an astronomical auto repair bill.  Continue reading “Hitting Potholes May be More Dangerous Than You Realize” »

Why Proper Tire Rotation and Balance is So Important for Your Vehicle

Everyone knows that you won’t get far on bad tires. Getting your tires inspected and rotated regularly is essential to keeping your car or truck in good condition. While regular rotation is good for your tires, it also has other benefits for your vehicle that you may not have considered. A quality mechanic like Performance Auto Repair can help you make sure your tires are in good shape and that everything is working properly when you hit the road. Continue reading “Why Proper Tire Rotation and Balance is So Important for Your Vehicle” »

Why a Computerized Diagnostic Service is Essential

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” »

4 Car Cleaning Hacks That Will Surprise You

After driving and maintenance time, car cleaning is sometimes the least important thing on your list. Cleaning your car does not have to be difficult or expensive, however, so you can consider moving it to the top of your list. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that you already own many of these products that you can use to clean your car. A clean car doesn’t have to be a chore; it’s as simple as visiting your local drug store! Continue reading “4 Car Cleaning Hacks That Will Surprise You” »

Spring Is Right Around the Corner: Is Your Car Ready?

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to look to the future. Whether you have a busy summer planned or you’re looking forward to a stay-cation, you’ll still need your car to safely get you to your destination. Do you and your car a favor checking vital components before you start your travels.  Continue reading “Spring Is Right Around the Corner: Is Your Car Ready?” »

Extending the Lifetime of Your Shocks and Struts

replacing tire with text extending the lifetime of your shocks and struts

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

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” »

Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?

stalled car with text are your bad driving habits dooming your car

There are so many different ways that drivers unintentionally hurt their car and send it to an early grave. You may think that there’s a lot that your car or truck can handle, but there are certain things that you should try to avoid at all costs if you want to keep your vehicle out of the shop or junkyard.  Continue reading “Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?” »

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