3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Shocks or Struts

Do you notice that your morning commute is a little bumpier than usual? Any steering problems or braking issues might be related to your shocks or struts. Controlling your vehicle can get more and more difficult as these components start to fail so knowing when to take them in for repair can be essential. Continue reading “3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Shocks or Struts” »

Three Ways to Prepare for an Unexpected Car Repair

Last year, the AAA estimated that around one-third of drivers are unprepared for unexpected car repairs. Car and truck owners often forget to budget for depreciation after they buy a vehicle which can lead to trouble in the long run. Here are some things you can do to make sure that you won’t be caught out if you need unplanned repairs.

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4 Reasons Why Your Car’s Air Conditioner Might Be Blowing Hot Air

So, you got up this morning, drank your morning coffee, showered and got out the door – so far so good, right? It’s June and you noticed that today is a little muggier than usual. No problem! You’re only a few feet away from the sweet, sweet air-conditioned comfort of your car. You get in, buckle up, turn the key, and switch the A/C fan up to high. And in that very moment, you’ve realized your car has betrayed you and it’s blowing nothing but hot air. But why?

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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” »

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” »

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?” »

4 Car Repair Tips for Busy Parents

Today’s parents are busier than ever. Balancing work, shuffling kids to school and practice, and household errands mean that many parents find that scheduling car repair can be challenging. If you are a busy parent wondering how to make time for much-needed car repair in your busy schedule, don’t worry – we have the answer. Here are four ways you can make time for car or truck repair as a busy parent. Continue reading “4 Car Repair Tips for Busy Parents” »

5 Warning Signs Your Alternator is Failing

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Your car’s alternator uses the electrical energy the engine provides to keep the battery fully charged. Without it, your car will not run for more than a few minutes. So, getting your car’s alternator repaired is essential for keeping your car running.  Continue reading “5 Warning Signs Your Alternator is Failing” »

3 Ways to Maintain Your Vehicle to Avoid Costly Repairs

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We’ve created a list of ways you can prevent a few of the most common auto repairs. Continue reading “3 Ways to Maintain Your Vehicle to Avoid Costly Repairs” »

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