Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Monthly Archives: March 2020

A Message About COVID-19 from Pro Auto Care

A Message About COVID-19 from Pro Auto Care

  Now more than ever, we understand how important a reliable vehicle is to our community. We have learned over the past few weeks that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, which is why taking the virus seriously and working together as a community to stop further spread of the virus is vital.  Auto repair has been deemed a necessary business during this time and has been permitted to remain open. Your vehicle is so important right now, whether you still need to go to work everyday as an employee of an essential industry or just need to get to the store to retrieve food and supplies for your family. This is why our shop needs to remain open to assist when you need a vehicle repair or service amid the COVID-19 outbreak.  We want you to know that Pro Auto Care is taking the proper measures and implementing CDC recommended protocols to ensure the safety and health of our customers and employees while remaining open. This includes following guidelines sent to us from the C ... read more

Common Car Electrical Problems

Your vehicle's electrical components are vital to the drivability of your car. You need your lights to be able to see in the dark and view your dashboard. You also need your power locks and windows to lock your car and put down your windows for fresh air. Most importantly, you need your vehicle's battery and surrounding charging systems to work in harmony together to power your vehicle. So when an electrical problem occurs, it is important to have it addressed and taken care of as soon as possible.  The main parts of the electrical system are the battery, alternator, and the starter. The battery is the component that provides the electrical current to start up your vehicle. The starter will use a small amount of power from the battery to rotate the flywheel which will turn the crankshaft, moving the engine pistons. The alternator is important once your vehicle is running, because it recycles energy to keep the battery charged and the electrical sy ... read more

Why Does My Car Vibrate While Driving?

Our vehicles are designed so that our drive is smooth and any shock from the road is absorbed through the suspension system. So when you start feeling that your vehicle is vibrating while on the road, you may be alarmed. If you do notice a shaking or vibration while driving, make a mental note of when it happens. Does it happen at all times while driving, or does it only happen when you reach a certain speed, like on the highway? When it happens can tell our mechanics a lot about where the issue may be stemming from.  You may ask yourself, why does my car vibrate while driving? Here are some of the most common reasons:  A tire that is out of balance or worn down Bad wheel alignment Bad spark plugs causing engine firing issues Engine mount problems Bad shocks or struts Suspension system issues While driving with a vibrating vehicle may be something that you can tolerate, it is important to have your vehicle inspected by the professionals here at Pro Auto Care at the fir ... read more