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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 Euroworx.



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 Euroworx.



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. Euroworx has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



What People Say About Us

McHenry
  • Professional Advice
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    , 07/17/2019

    Ron is a very knowledgeable mechanic and is always looking out for his customers highly recommend any body to take their vehicle here.

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    , 08/19/2019

    Just had some work done on my Jetta here and was very glad I came here. The owner Ron was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what I needed done while attempting to save me money at the same time. I will be back.

  • Honest and Dependable
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    , 08/27/2019

    The owner is honest and willing to help. He knows what he is talking about cause my van was sick and he took care of me and it was a very cheap fix.

  • Honest and Dependable
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    , 08/12/2019

    Great speedy service! Don't go anywhere else in the area! You won't get the same treatment! These guys are great!

Algonquin
  • Knowledgeable Mechanics
    reviewiconMcHenry, IL
    , 09/11/2019

    Excellent service. Excellent knowledge of an odd electrical problem with my Tahoe. Fair price and service when promised.

  • Knowledgeable Mechanics
    reviewiconMcHenry, IL
    , 10/29/2019

    Went in for an electrical problem and Ron the owner was very forthright and honest. Let me know the cheaper route and helped me a ton! Definitely recommend!

  • Best Local Auto Shop
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    , 11/08/2019

    Best service. Quality service. Quality products.

  • Best Local Auto Shop
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    , 11/19/2019

    Amazing service! First time here I had a leaky tire and they fixed it for me for free. Lounge area is very comfortable & owner is very kind.

McHenry
  • Best Auto Shop
    reviewiconAlgonquin, IL
    , 12/13/2019

    I have never received better service than what we get from Euroworx. They go above and beyond anything I could have hoped for and they have my business for life.

  • Best Auto Shop
    reviewiconAlgonquin, IL
    , 12/31/2019

    Good people. The owner made sure my car was ready in time for our Christmas road trip. Quality work.

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