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Best Auto Repair, Williamsport

224 South Market St Williamsport, PA 17702

570-320-0030
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570-320-0030 | 224 South Market St Williamsport, PA 17702

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 Dave's Pro Auto Service.



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 Dave's Pro Auto Service.



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. Dave's Pro Auto Service has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



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Testimonials

, 06/30/2021
I took my 2010 Honda Accord in on 6/28/21 for some services, one of which was R&R left rear strut. In working on that, the technician, Jeff, discovered my back seat release to fold them down was broken. By the close of the day they’d figured out a way to get it to work; they had to replace a bushing to repair it. So, the next day 6/29 I received a text from Stephannie around noon-ish, who, as I’ve said in previous reviews is absolutely the best. She is in constant communication with the customers, and one never has to wonder what’s going on with their vehicle. So, I get the text indicating my car is finished and ready for pick-up. And, they came under the original estimate by nearly $200 dollars, and did not charge me for fixing the backseat release. I was elated, needless to say. Moreover, I can’t remember the last time I received this level of care, kindness and professionalism. I am completely loyal to Dave’s Pro Auto, I will not take my car anywhere else. FYI, they do extended warranty work, too. And, have multiple coupons available on their website for services. Also, as I stated in a previous review, they service the expensive import models, too. One can’t go wrong with giving this gem of a business, and their top notch staff a look-see. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you all at Dave’s Pro Auto for truly making my day; several times over. I am extremely grateful.
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