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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

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 Problems

Let'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 X-Pert Automotive.



Vibration While Driving

This 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 Performance

Your 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 X-Pert Automotive.



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. X-Pert Automotive has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



What People Say About Us

  • , 07/15/2021

    Excellent service at a reasonable price. Staff were all helpful and I had a ride to and from my home. Thank you.

  • , 06/08/2021

    Have gone to X-pert Automotive for 6 years. All technicians are highly trained on all makes of cars, owner is hands-on and honest. Shelley and Frankie are outstanding employees, friendly and efficient. All service is very thorough, but pricing is highly reasonable. Cannot say enough good things about their service and expertise. First time I have ever completely trusted this type of service.

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  • , 04/28/2021

    Had to drop off my car before they opened...that was easy, as they have the lock box, envelopes, pen, all ready in place. Felt very comfortable leaving the car in their lot that morning. Contacted by the shop to let me know the status of the repair, and estimated time to be completed. Quality of the work was exceptional. Test driven three times to make sure everything was completed...they noticed one sound that was not there before, and repaired it at no cost...tightening of something... but no charge to take care of that issue. Overall, I am very impressed and satisfied that I have found a mechanic so close to SaddleBrooke Ranch, that I can rely on for years to come. You won't be disappointed.

  • , 07/29/2020

    I will always be loyal to these mechanic angels! Joe & his team are very professional & dedicated to their customers. High quality mechanics that are very honest. Thank you Joe! You are much appreciated!

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    I have been taking my car here for years and have always been pleased. The customer service is great and everyone is always very friendly. I appreciate that they take the time to explain the things I don't understand. They are very informative and not pushy, which is greatly appreciated.

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    Good people. Very helpful in getting my auto serviced and problem fixed. Cooperative and worked with me to get auto in and out. Cost was reasonable. I will go back again.

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