How to Prep Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

The arrival of summer always starts to create a longing for adventure. After months of unpredictable weather or navigating wet, slippery roads, clear skies and warm weather are good enough reasons to pack up the car and see where the journey takes you.

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Does Your Vehicle Need a Spring Tune-Up?

When the weather gets warmer, it’s a good time to think about getting your vehicle checked to make sure it’s not experiencing any damage caused by severe winter weather. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can take a toll on your vehicle, especially if it’s been parked outside for a majority of the time.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Tires in Good Shape

Think about it – driving is one of the most dangerous things we do in our lives. We all rely on four tires to keep us traveling on the ride safely, so keeping our tires in great shape is essential.

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4 Issues that Require a Visit to an Auto Repair Shop

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Sometimes the need for auto repair can be obvious – the check engine light comes on, or your car suddenly breaks down on the side of the road. However, some car problems may not be so direct, and it’s up to you to recognize potential trouble. Should you ever experience the following issues with your vehicle, don’t hesitate to take it in and let an expert assess your concerns.

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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” »

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