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520-625-1500 | 171 W Continental Rd #115

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Green Valley, AZ

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 Mr. Automotive.



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 Mr. Automotive.



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




What Our Customers Are Saying

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This place is under new management. The customer service is impeccable, and the results are incredible. I will recommend this place to anyone I hear having any kind of car problem. They diagnose your car, they do not add on any unnecessary services, and they fix your car in a timely matter. Reliable and trust worthy.

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Superb service, and this place really stands behind its repairs. Had constant trouble with my A/C, and they solved it once and for all. This outfit gets my highest recommendation with prices that cannot be beat for the quality of the work performed!!!

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I have all the confidence in this shop's ability. While there, I have actually seen them offer customers cost-effective alternatives. Honorable, talented, dependable business folks. I am proud to call Mr. Automotive MY mechanic shop.

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I have used their service for several years now and have always had the most professional courteous service. If there is a problem they go out of their way to correct it for little or nothing. They are very honest and you can depend on them.

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Outstanding integrity and professionalism. I had not experienced this kind of integrity in a long time. My car problem was mice eating the electrical wires which required finding the breaks and resetting the codes. No surprise charges.

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Very helpful, professional service. Diagnosed and fixed the problem quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend.

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Five star service! I was very appreciative of their ability to get me in and out of the shop quickly. I arrived needing a new battery, but had an appointment 45 minutes out... they let me pull right up to the bay and got started. Inside the shop is a great place to wait:) it's set up like a living room, so lots of comfortable seating... there's even a shop dog named Toby that comes to visit. If I need work done again and I'm in the Green Valley area, I'll definitely use this shop again.

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Excellent service. I dropped my car off for inspection. By the time I got home, they called me with an estimate and said they had the part on the way. Quoted me a price and did not try to upsell me. They said the car would be done the same day and it was. Awsome,friendly service.

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I will never go anywhere else for auto repair in Green Valley, Arizona. They have a clean cozy place for customers to wait, and they offer you water too! I will tell EVERYONE to come to your shop to get auto repairs. And thanks for not TRYING to charge an arm and leg.

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