Maintaining your vehicle at home is a satisfying way to keep your motoring costs down. With the right knowledge and products even someone who isn't very mechanically inclined can take care of many of the smaller issues in everyday driving. Sometimes, however, car issues can be too specialized or complex for the average motorist to take care of by themselves and it becomes time to take your car to the pros. Below you'll find three major warning signs that you need to get to a mechanic ASAP, as well as some of the potential causes behind them.
Engine and Drivetrain ProblemsLet's start at the beginning. If your car won't even turn over and start up, then the rest of the problems on this list won't come into play. The simplest cause of this issue is a dead battery, which you can remedy with jumper cables, and the instructions that come printed on their packaging. If jumping the car doesn't work, you may have a larger problem with your ignition system. It's advisable to take your car into the shop at this point because finding the root of the problem will likely involve removing a few parts from your engine. Whether it's dead spark plugs or electrical problems, it's better to have it dealt with by a professional. Likewise, engine surging where the revs rise and fall can mean a problem with your fuel injectors, which are fairly deep within your motor. It's unwise to drive around with a surging engine, as this burns more gas and can cause unintended acceleration. Drivetrain issues are another major issue requiring professional attention. Everybody fears the dreaded transmission repairs, so if certain gears won't engage or they shift at the wrong times you should definitely take your car to the qualified mechanics here at Beiler's Auto Repair Inc..
Vibration While DrivingThis issue can be caused by damaged drivetrain components, but can also stem from misaligned wheels or unbalanced or flat tires. If you feel any vibration or shuddering as you drive along, you should get to a mechanic as soon as you can. At its worst, this issue can lessen your control over the car, potentially causing accidents. This will also wear out your tires more quickly than if everything was straight and true. Unwanted vibrations put stress on important (and costly) components like suspension and brakes while decreasing gas mileage, so it's smart to take your car in as soon as these issues develop.
Poor Braking PerformanceYour brakes are vital to keeping you safe on the road and should definitely be cared for by a professional, unless you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing. Common signs of issues with your car's braking system include squeaking or squealing when the brakes are applied, or the brakes feeling spongy and failing to slow your vehicle properly. Squealing brakes are caused by the brake pads wearing through the pad surface to the metal underneath. At this point the metal behind your brake pad is coming into contact with the brake rotor. This can be disastrous and produce unwanted heat, reduced stopping power, and cause you to have to buy new rotors as well as the relatively cheap pads. Spongey and weak brakes can mean there's a problem with your master cylinder, which converts the mechanical pressure of you pressing the pedal into hydraulic pressure to apply the brakes. In either case, it's best to have your brakes seen to by the professional mechanics here at Beiler's Auto Repair Inc..
There are instances where car maintenance is simple and easy, but if you notice any of these issues developing, it's best to take your car in for a qualified mechanic's checkup so the problems can be remedied before they turn into much more serious issues. Beiler's Auto Repair Inc. has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.
If you could only add more stars for their rating. We were on the highway when brakes were acting strange. Called triple AAA when we got of the highway. They recommended Beiler's Auto Repair as one of there approved auto repair shops. We pulled in unannounced 2:30 P.M. and left 5:00 P.M. Both front brakes replaced and L.O.F. Thanks to Danny Beiler and his team.
We most definitely would recommend Beiler's Auto. Superior service from 1500 miles away. A car issue was identified, while we were back up north. Through conversations with the Beiler team, our car was towed to their shop, problem identified, fixed and the car was returned to our garage by the owner and the manager. Out standing service and communication.
Fast, fair and friendly! I stopped by Beiler's Auto Repair when I was driving through town in a rush and read their Google reviews. So glad I did, these guys are above amazing and welcoming! I was helped as soon as I walked in and was back on the road within 20 minutes. Ladies, I know sometimes it's a scary task to get your car looked at on your own, but Beiler's is seriously the place to go!!! Super trustworthy and honest! Danny took care of me and my 2007 Lincoln MKX while I got to hang out in the unique and retro waiting area. He was so professional and kind. The attention to detail and customer experience really makes this place stand out. If you are looking for an auto shop in Sarasota, you are in good hands here. Thank you thank you Danny!! 100/100
Work done on time as stated. They never try the addons to boost their biz. I have been taking all of cars there for 20 years and won't take them anywhere else, even for oil changes or replacing a battery. Our 2020 Acura RDX has been there for every service as needed and for a fraction of what the dealer would charge. I have also taken our Nissan 350 Z there, our Nissan Altima and the 2003 GMC Envoy that has 188,000 miles on it. Thanks Danny and crew! Regards,
I was informed prior to any work of the costs to trouble shoot the electrical system including the battery. Later that day I was advised the problem was the battery and its cost of replacement. The personnel were technically very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. I will use them again and highly recommend Beiler's Auto Repair.