4 Issues that Require a Visit to an Auto Repair Shop

Woman stressed from her car breaking down and needing auto repair service

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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Plan Your Next Road Trip: The Deep South

Summer is fast approaching and that means more people will be hitting the road on new adventures. Whether you’ve never been to the South or you already live in here and are planning a weekend vacation, here are some must-visit areas on your road trip.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Getting Stuck in the Mud

Spring means rain and rain means mud! If you’ve ever had to drive down a muddy road, you know how slippery treacherous the road can be. No one likes getting stuck in the mud, but if you ever find yourself in a dirty situation, we recommend keeping your cool and following these tricks to get yourself out of the mud.
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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” »

Why is My Car Shaking? The Answer May be Internal

Picture this: you’re going down the road, enjoying the drive on a sunny afternoon when your car starts to shudder. Not only are you physically shaken, but you’re also suddenly nervous. A shaking, shuddering vehicle is never a good sign. There are many different things that could cause your car to shake. The important thing is to get your car inspected as soon as possible so you can see if the shaking is caused by some external factor, like a bumpy road, or if it’s an internal issue.

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Three Clues it’s Time to Replace Your Brake Pads

It’s critical to maintain the brake system in your car or truck to ensure you and the drivers around you are safe. It’s essential to understand how your brake system works and when you need to replace vital parts, like your brake pads.  Continue reading “Three Clues it’s Time to Replace Your Brake Pads” »

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” »

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” »

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