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479-751-1334 | 1986 W Sunset Ave

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Springdale, AR

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 Springdale Tire & Service.



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 Springdale Tire & Service.



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. Springdale Tire & Service 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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Excellent service. I recommend them to everyone I know. Fast, easy, and best prices in town.

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Quick and easy repair for my tire and very affordable.

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Can do most of anything. Skip the overpriced dealers and go here first. Very good customer service.

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I always check here before I buy. My experiences have been positive, and they have saved me money on more than one occasion.

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We always buy our tires at Springdale Tire. They have always been honest with us, which is a valuable asset. They are busy so plan to drop off your vehicle or walk down the street and eat a bite at Susan's while you wait.

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Great place to do business. I've been having tires repaired here for almost 20 years. They have always been friendly and try to work me in quickly. They have good prices, and I trust them. Recently I went in to have a screw removed from my tire. They could have said they repaired it and charged me the fee, but they were honest with me and told me that the screw hadn't actually punctured my tire, it was only wedged in. They didn't charge me a dime, and I was on my way. They do stay extremely busy, but I'm sure it's just because they are such a great place to do business with!

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Great place to take your car. They have always been very fair and affordable!! Billy, that works on my car when I go in, is awesome and staff is very friendly! Would highly recommend.

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Great service and prices, been in business for over forty years.

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Always the best customer service.

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The only place I will go for tires. Friendly staff and honest opinions for their customers. Very busy on Saturdays. Highly recommend.

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Good service, good price.

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They do a real good repair job on many things to do with the automobile. I have had good service on my a.c. and electrical.

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I've been using Springdale Tire as my personal mechanics for over 10 years. They've always had the best mechanics and great customer service. I highly recommend them.

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Been a customer for 25 years; wouldn't go anywhere else. Awesome service, quality products.

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These guys are absolutely amazing! They are so nice here and very helpful. They have done work for us a few times, and it has always been exceptional, and their prices are so affordable as well. I would definitely recommend them to everybody!

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Great mechanics and fair prices.

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I started going here about 10 years ago. They are great at customer service. They are one business who will not overcharge you. Once I was quoted $4K by a dealer for a repair. I brought it here, and $50 solved the whole problem. Loyal customer.

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I always go here for whatever I need. They are really polite and help whenever they can without overcharging you. I tell everyone to go here and have even ridden with a few people to make sure this is where they went. Good job!

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