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