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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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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 Three Brothers Auto Repair.



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 Three Brothers Auto Repair.



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. Three Brothers Auto Repair has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



What People Say About Us

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    , 09/16/2020

    If you are reading reviews in search of an honest mechanic who provides professional work at an extremely good value then look no further. This place is a Christian and army veteran owned shop. The owner is an amazing guy and kept us entertained while the car was getting repaired. The issue was something that my last mechanic forgot to do (grounding a wire from the wiper motor). They fixed it quickly and at a very low price. I live about 45 minutes away, but will only come here for major repairs from now on.

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    , 07/29/2020

    This place was an excellent choice to get some work done. Extra friendly and accommodating, couldn't be happier.

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    , 05/23/2020

    Great service and friendly people.

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    , 03/19/2020

    Very quick and amazing service!!!! I will only take my cars to three brothers!!! Thank you again Samuel!!!

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    , 03/12/2020

    Owner was genuinely concerned about my car. He was able to help me out without an appointment and gave a decent price. Sweet looking shop to go with it!! I'll be back for sure

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    , 03/10/2020

    Honest, fair, and reliable! I wouldn't go anywhere else in the Hickory area. They're the best!

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    , 03/04/2020

    Pulled in and he took my truck straight back he knew what was wrong before he even hooked the machine up to it. He fixed it right off and gave me a better price than anyone else in the area. I will definitely be back.

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    , 03/04/2020

    This is one of the most amazing work I've seen in Hickory in a very long time. Mr. Sam is very professional, makes you feel like you're right at home, greets with respect and very attentive to the customers needs. My boyfriend and I were very skeptical about walking in due to the past owners unprofessional work with our previous car, but once you walked in you could see a whole different Vibe. Looked amazing nothing compared to the last shop, the shop has a very homie feel. Also the work was perfectly done and on time. My boyfriend was shocked that Mr. Sam has already finished the job by the time my boyfriend got off work. So thanks to Mr. Sam great work and amazing family as well, they have a long time customer. Thanks!

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    , 02/29/2020

    The owner of the shop is very friendly and seems honest. I'm telling my family to try Three Brothers Auto the next time there is something wrong with any of our cars. It's about time we get a good mechanic in this area.

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    , 02/29/2020

    Wonderful experience every time I had to use their services...Thank You!!!

  • Honest & Reliable
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    , 12/06/2019

    By far the most honest and reliable mechanic you'll ever come across!

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    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is awesome - ridiculously reasonable pricing, too. I generally do my own work but I wouldn't hesitate to bring my cars here.

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    , 12/06/2019

    Great fast, honest and reliable mechanic!

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    , 12/06/2019

    Honest, reliable and good work. Won't try to oversell you something you don't need. Sam is a professional who takes pride in his profession and cares for his customers.

  • Convenient Location
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    , 12/06/2019

    Great guys, who do timely work at reasonable prices. Convenient location. I highly recommend them.

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    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is honest, trustworthy and reliable.

  • Highly Recommended
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    , 12/06/2019

    I am extremely happy with the service!! I absolutely agree that Sam is an honest, reasonable, and wonderful mechanic. I recommend to everyone to get your car repaired here. Thanks Sam!!

  • Highly Recommended
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    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is not only a great mechanic, he's also extremely reasonable, honest and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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