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Warning Signs of Trouble
Annually, tens of thousands of motorists are stranded with car trouble, often having had early warning signals that might have helped prevent a crisis. There are many occasions where simple maintenance would have prevented the break-down. 
Let's face it, our automobiles almost always give us a warning sign when something is wrong . Your vehicle is something that you should be 'proactive about...not 'reactive'. We will teach what to check  between regular services if you are not very familiar with them.

Nichols Automotive Service Center has listed several common warning signs that are all too often ignored. If you car is experiencing any of the problems below, or if something just doesn't seem right, bring it into the clinic for a checkup. You'll not only be making your car safer for you and your family, you'll most likely be preventing a larger problem down the road.

Do Any of these sound familiar?  

  • Shaking or vibration at certain speeds, indicating a tire , rim, or balancing  concern
  • Squealing or scraping sounds, or a pulsation in the steering wheel or the brake pedal when slowing down.
  • Your engines takes longer to start, or it makes odd sounds when idling.
  • More often than before you're finding it necessary to add oil or other fluids between oil changes
  • A "check engine" or other warning signal lights up on the instrument panel
  • A loud exhaust, indicating an exhaust leak, which can allow carbon monoxide into the cabin.
  • A knocking or thunk in the front end that occurs on bad roads
  • The clicking of a worn CV joint as you make a tight turn.
  • A hesitation or surge when you accelerate, pinging sounds or a loss of power up hills.
  • Your tires are wearing unevenly , indicating  a front end or alignment problem.

 If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, give us a call or stop by to have your car serviced and keep from having major problems down the road.

We are conveniently located near the corner of Washington Rd and Bobby Jones Expressway and open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stop by and visit with us today,
and you will see why our reputation is growing!