Like many drivers on the road, when you have car problems you probably do not know how to figure out what’s causing the problem. When you visit an auto repair shop, do you end up paying for things that really don’t need fixing in the hopes that it will take care of any problems? Obtaining the correct diagnosis of a problem is the key to receiving the best automotive repair service possible.

You can eliminate the extra costs of repairs trying to pinpoint the problem but that didn’t fix it! Consider these two easy tips for helping your automotive repair technician know where to start looking for a problem:

  • Be Observant – Pay attention to how your vehicle typically performs.  Then you will know when something isn't working quite right.  Use your senses, what you see, hear, and feel, to observe what’s happening to your vehicle.  
  • Put it in Writing – Write down the problem in detail, when, where and what, so that you can describe your vehicle’s symptoms in concise and descriptive terms to your mechanic.  Relying on your memory may not be wise to do.

Pay special attention to these common problem areas: 

  • brakes (worn out pads, drums, or rotors),
  • no-starts (bad battery, starter, fuel filter, etc)
  • suspension (failing shocks and axles, lost wheel alignment or balancing)
  • strange noises (rattles, ticks, grinding, and crunches)
  • dashboard warning lights (check engine light flickers or stays on)
  • transmission (jerky or stiff shifting, fluid leaks, odd smell, lack of response)
  • muffler and exhaust system (loss of power, smoke from the muffler)
  • A/C system/heating unit (air coming into the vehicle is either too warm or too cold)
  • electrical system (bad spark plugs, combustion problems)

Note to Remember:  You can save yourself time and money spent in an auto repair shop when you help your mechanic make the correct diagnosis to receive the best automotive service possible!

Looking for an auto repair shop that does the job right the first time?  Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about our automotive repair service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Taking care of Automotive repair services in a timely manner is important. Vehicle owners hold the key in helping their auto repair shop know where to look for pending car problems.
05
Feb
2018

Like many drivers on the road, when you have car problems you probably do not know how to figure out what’s causing the problem. When you visit an auto repair shop, do you end up paying for things that really don’t need fixing in the hopes that it will take care of any problems? Obtaining the correct diagnosis of a problem is the key to receiving the best automotive repair service possible.

You can eliminate the extra costs of repairs trying to pinpoint the problem but that didn’t fix it! Consider these two easy tips for helping your automotive repair technician know where to start looking for a problem:

  • Be Observant – Pay attention to how your vehicle typically performs.  Then you will know when something isn't working quite right.  Use your senses, what you see, hear, and feel, to observe what’s happening to your vehicle.  
  • Put it in Writing – Write down the problem in detail, when, where and what, so that you can describe your vehicle’s symptoms in concise and descriptive terms to your mechanic.  Relying on your memory may not be wise to do.

Pay special attention to these common problem areas: 

  • brakes (worn out pads, drums, or rotors),
  • no-starts (bad battery, starter, fuel filter, etc)
  • suspension (failing shocks and axles, lost wheel alignment or balancing)
  • strange noises (rattles, ticks, grinding, and crunches)
  • dashboard warning lights (check engine light flickers or stays on)
  • transmission (jerky or stiff shifting, fluid leaks, odd smell, lack of response)
  • muffler and exhaust system (loss of power, smoke from the muffler)
  • A/C system/heating unit (air coming into the vehicle is either too warm or too cold)
  • electrical system (bad spark plugs, combustion problems)

Note to Remember:  You can save yourself time and money spent in an auto repair shop when you help your mechanic make the correct diagnosis to receive the best automotive service possible!

Looking for an auto repair shop that does the job right the first time?  Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about our automotive repair service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez