Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Monthly Archives: September 2019

What to Inspect Before A Long Car Trip

If you're planning a long car journey any time soon, one thing you should put at the top of your planning list is a vehicle inspection and service. Long drives can take a toll on our vehicles, and if your car is due for service, getting that taken care of before hitting the road is vital when it comes to avoiding vehicle breakdowns and issues along the way.  At Pro Auto Care, we can assist with making sure that your car is all set for the long journey and is up to date will all important services. Be sure to have an inspection completed at least a week before your planned trip, just in case you do need a repair completed before you hit the road. Here are some things to have inspected before a long car trip: All fluids and motor oil Belts & hoses Brake system Cooling system Steering & suspension Alignment Tires Exterior lights A/C/heating So before you head out on your next road trip, be sure to stop by the professionals here at Pro Auto Care for professional ... read more

What Causes Squeaking Noises While Pressing the Brakes?

If you notice that your brakes are squeaking or squealing when you press down on the pedal, you may want to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. Brake squealing is common and can be caused by a number of different conditions, including worn down brake pads, warped rotors, glazed brake pads, and more.  If you do suspect an issue with your brakes, the experts here at Pro Auto Care have got you covered. Any brake issue should be inspected as soon as possible, just in case the problem is severe. You never want to be stuck with faulty brakes on the road, so being proactive and getting any brake issues taken care of when they occur is important.  Some common brake problems include:  Brake warning is on Squealing, squeaking or grinding noises Vibrating when braking Leaking underneath vehicle Spongy brake pedal Car pulls to one side while braking Burning smell after braking Bouncing excessively after stopping If you're experiencing any of ... read more