Car Problems to Go

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If you have a vehicle, sooner or later you’re going to have car problems. No matter if you have a manual transmission beater or a luxury sedan, things happen. Here are the most common problems you’ll find in a vehicle like yours.

Battery Won’t Go: Batteries can fail for various reasons, including age, extreme temperatures, and parasitic electrical draws. Sometimes it’s an easy fix, like a loose cable or a dirty terminal. After a while, batteries do wear out, and you may need to replace the battery.

Brakes Won’t Stop: Brakes are critical for the safe operation of a vehicle. Brake pads can wear out over time, and brake rotors may warp or become damaged, leading to squeaking, grinding, or pulsation in the brake pedal. Brakes aren’t something to leave to chance. Brakes should always be inspected every five months or 5000 miles, but if you hear a grinding noise, feel shaking or give in the brake pedal, or the brake light comes on, you need to get your brakes checked immediately. We may replace brake pads and rotors or adjust the brake system.

Engine Stops: The engine is the heart of a car, and problems with it can be complicated to diagnose. Common issues include oil leaks, overheating, and misfiring cylinders, among others. We will pinpoint the issue and perform repairs as necessary.

Transmission Goes: The transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels, and problems can result in the car not shifting gears smoothly or not moving at all. Common transmission issues include slipping gears, grinding noises, and leaking fluid. We work on lots of transmissions, and can help you determine the best fix for your car or truck.

Electrical Goings On: The modern car relies heavily on electrical components for proper operation. Issues with the electrical system can cause a variety of problems, such as a dead battery, flickering headlights, or malfunctioning dashboard warning lights. We have diagnostic tools to identify the issue and we’ll replace or repair the faulty electrical component.

If there is ever any good news about car problems, it’s that you can always bring them to us. At Norris Automotive, we’re your go to mechanic for anything that comes your way! Bring your vehicle to us, and watch your car problems go away!

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