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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 Manyo Motors.



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 Manyo Motors.



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




What Our Customers Are Saying

He's the most honest mechanic I've ever had, and he and his team do great work at an extremely fair price.


-Chris W.

Excellent service. Great people. Highly recommend.


-Sharon B.

Have a great experience every time I come to the shop. Amazing service, great prices, and nice atmosphere. Definitely recommend.


-Alexandra W.

Great place to get your vehicle repaired. Honest and great service. Prices beat anyone around. They offer a shuttle service if needed also.


-Dawn P.

I've been taking my cars to Manyo Motors for 3 years. Dave and his team quoted me a really fair price and he did it in the fastest way possible. They even gave me a ride back to my house after I dropped my car off. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else besides Manyo Motors.


-Michael R.

Direct and to the point... Dave and his team and are top notch... An auto repair place that fixes what you need fixed.... NOT one that is sticking their hand in your pocket for things that you may need in the next 6-12 months!


-Todd F.

Great place and great people! I had a brand new tire punctured with two holes. They patched it up well and saved me the cost of another brand new tire. I highly recommend Manyo Motors.


-Zakariyah G.

I called Manyo Motors to schedule an emission test. The woman on the phone told me there is no appointment necessary. When I got in, the same woman took care of everything and the whole process took 4:49 min. Great customer service. Only recommendation I have is to set up a little box next to the welcome desk so people can tip her!


-Noki L.

Dave and his team provide honest and friendly service and are down to earth/honest people that will go out of their way for you


-Joshua H.

Best place to go to if your car needs fixing. Super reasonable prices and very down to earth people. I don't go anywhere else. I've never had a bad experience and have never been quoted an outrageous price for any of my repairs. Give Them A Shot!


-Cameron H.

Dave (the owner) is honest, fair, friendly, and reliable. He's always there, and I've always felt good about taking my car to Manyo. I trust his work and his word. I've referred all my family's non-warranty cars there, have told every friend who needs a car or has car problems, and continue going to Manyo myself. After 7 years of taking my car here, I want Dave's opinion on my next car, because I will be taking it there too.


-Vikram S.

I've been going to Manyo for about 2 years now. Dave and his team always do a great job. I will continue to bring our work and my personal vehicles to Dave. He honors his warranty, which has been due to part failure , not labor without any hassle. He seems to have a genuine care for his customers!


-Mr. D.
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