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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

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 Shirley Street Auto Repair & Collision.



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 Shirley Street Auto Repair & Collision.



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. Shirley Street Auto Repair & Collision has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



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TESTIMONIALS

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After years of looking for a good shop, I'm so happy I found Eddie. My business has 14 vehicles on the road everyday. When something breaks down I call and they are on it. Time is money, and they get the vehicle back to me quickly. I've never had the problem not corrected the first time. Used the dealer for years, wasted time and lost money. They never recommended something you don't need. This is the real deal shop in naples. Fast, efficient, reliable, and fair pricing. They do everything from tires to transmissions for me. Highly recommend!
, 09/01/2021

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Great service, when they do the job it's done and your done worrying No need to look anywhere else, thank God and Eddie, this is the real deal, thank you Shirley Street crew! Always a pleasure!
, 04/27/2021

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From top to bottom they are the most talented mechanics I've worked with. I have a pest control company with over 20 trucks, Eddie has solved problems that we had 6 mechanics look at before hand. He had all the equipment and he knocked it out of the park. Consistent results.
, 04/07/2021

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Great Service. Quality Workmanship.
, 02/26/2021

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Eddie is an honest mechanic who does great work.
, 07/23/2012

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I have resided in Naples Fla for 22 years, found Eddy on Google, he is the most honest and reliable mechanic! I needed rear brake assembly and pads for my Lexus convertible, my car went in exactly on time and was out in an hour! Eddy will be my mechanic forever! Thanks Eddy for a great experience and job on my Lexus!!!!!
, 07/31/2012