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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 Indy Truck and Auto Repair.



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 Indy Truck and Auto Repair.



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. Indy Truck and Auto Repair has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



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    Phenomenal technicians and phenomenal management at Indy truck and auto repair! 10/10 would recommend!

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    Great service and they get things done when they say they are going to be done!

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    Straight to the point & quick service. Reasonable prices.

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    Great - friendly staff. Excellent work.

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    Excellent service and communication. They understand how to do good and honest business. I recommend them for any auto or truck repair and regular maintenance.

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    Excellent customer service. Thank you so much

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    I live in Noblesville and have been taking my car to Chris for now over 6 years. He was at a former business in Fishers and has met and exceeded my expectations for service 100% of the time. I would echo that he is accessible and a wonderful communicator in everything he does. He has never upsold or forced us to buy a service or part that wasn't absolutely necessary at the time of service. Whether its a small task like an oil change or a flat tire or even a checkup I go out of my way to see Chris as I know it will be done right and I know he will be honest in everything he does.

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    I have nothing but great things to say about this business and my experience. The Owner (Chris P) is extremely honest, is cheaper than most dealerships or other Auto repair businesses, and is flexible in working you in his schedule based on your availability. We have been doing business solely with Chris for many years and send our friends, my family, and any one that asks where I go to get work done to him. I have high mileage cars (90K and 180K) and Chris always recommends only what I need and has actually talked me out of doing a repair/preventative in the past. I drive 30 minutes to his shop because I trust him and he continues to prove that with every interaction.

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    Thanks Chris for doing a great job fixing my van. I recommend your shop to everyone who wants great service and fair treatment...especially to seniors like myself! Keep up the great work Chris

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    When working out of town we had a company vehicle break down. Luckily, we found Indy Truck and Auto Repair nearby with incredible reviews that are nothing but the truth. We had kind, professional service at a great price with great communication. Highly recommend!!

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    I highly recommend Indy Truck & Auto Repair for friendly, honest, and quick service. Chris runs house upfront and is as straightforward and down to earth as they come. Chris was pleasure to work with and remembered my call for information from a week prior. He almost made having car trouble fun. They were able to make my repair the same day I came in without an appointment, but were also transparent that it depended on when the part delivery came. I'll definitely send any family or friends here if they need car help in the future. Also note: this is a great place to take Hyundai's based on their professional experience

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    Phenomenal technicians and phenomenal management at Indy truck and auto repair! 10/10 would recommend!

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