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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 Lunar Low Automotive.



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 Lunar Low Automotive.



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. Lunar Low Automotive 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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    I could not be happier with my experience at Lunar Low. It was great taking my car to a shop I could trust and the cost was a fraction of the quote I had gotten at another shop. I would not hesitate to take my car back to David and Wayne. As a female it is great to have a place I can trust!!!

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    I brought my Acura TSX to get the exterior waxed. The employees down at Lunar Low Automotive took extra special care of my car and now it's shinier than the day I bought it. They even spent extra attention to detail and we're able to get door dings out of my doors from other cars opening their car doors into mine. They even made my exhaust pipes shine again! Would definitely refer their quality of work to anyone I know!

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    Took my Jeep to these guys on a recommendation from a friend and after 2 visits (for separate issues), my jeep is on the road again with no issues that I can find. I had my transfer case replaced, front differential rebuilt and an axle bearing replaced. They didn't promise more than they could deliver and delivered on what they "promised" and they're very competitively priced. I would not think twice to take my jeep there for repairs. Thanks Lunar Low for a job well done.

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    Took my 1998 TJ (Jeff) to Lunar Low because the rear end needed work. Ended up rebuilding the rear end, upgrading to 4.10 gears, and coming across more problems than we originally realized. I got Jeff back the other day and it's like a whole new Jeep!! Pricing was fair and I highly recommend these guys for all your automotive needs!!

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    Fiest of all..great group of guys at Lunar Low!! As often happens when it's a female taking in her car she gets treated like she is clueless!! Not these guys!! Very respectful and friendly! Secondly..I have a 2012 Chrysler 200 and everything was still factory on it. I needed brakes..rotars..tires..oil change and wipers. Total price was fantastic and car was just like the day I drove it off the lot!! I will be recommending Lunar Low to all my friends! Thank you for everything!!!

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    Had air conditioner problem with our 2011 Equinox. Second time with problem. Another repair shop replaced complete system(suppossedly) only 1 1/2 years ago. Compressor was bad again. Thanks to Wayne we were able to get a new one put in for half the price we were charged before. Thanks to everyone for their help and I believe this will be my shop to go to from now on. Again thanks for your help.

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    Honest and fair mechanics can be tough to come by in this town and I'd heard nothing but great things about this place. So when my girlfriend started having issues with her SUV, I told her to bring it by. Best choice we could have made. They quickly, and properly, diagnosed and repaired the problem.They didn't try to tack on any unnecessary repairs or extra cost. Not only that, but their prices are great!

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    Knowledgeable, and fairly priced. I don't take my YJ anywhere else. If I can't do it, they can. Extremely helpful guys, can't say enough about them.

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    I took my 08 Wrangler to them when it was having issues with wandering all over the road and having to fight it to drive a straight line. I knew it was going to have some serious issues and have a massive price tag because of its age and the height of the lift that I?d put on it, but I didn?t expect the guys in this shop to be as helpful and truthful as they were. They found the best prices for the parts that were needed, and they even went out of their way to physically show me what was wrong with my vehicle instead of just listing off all the problems without explaining the situation. I?ve never had a better experience with any other shop anywhere, and I won?t hesitate to bring my vehicle back to them for anything from a minor oil change to extreme repairs. There?s no one else I?d trust as much as these folks and certainly nobody else I?ll be going to.

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    Everyone is so nice, very accommodating and their prices are so reasonable! I highly recommend Lunar Low!!!

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    These guys are always so honest and helpful. I even got assistance when they were busy trying to fix their own shop from the hurricane. always honest. always fair. always incredibly kind. I cannot recommend them enough. They have fixed my tires, done my inspection, fixed my AC (when nissan couldnt!) and helped me when they werent even technically open. Support local honest and fair mechanics. They are amazing!

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    They listen to the vision I had in mind for my tacoma and spent time helping me understanding the pros and cons and making the right choices. They ordered the tires, rims and lift kit and had them in shop in just a few days. They were able to work with my schedule to get the job done all the while staying in contact throughout the whole experience. I was blown away with how great the truck turned out and really felt confident with David and Wayne getting it right. I would HIGHLY recommended Lunar low automotive for your vehicle needs, especially off road. They truly are a one stop shop experience with the ability to order and install/tune the parts. Thanks so much David, Wayne and your team and look forward to doing more business in the future.

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    What an amazing, and dedicated crew that spent more time than they actually had to to make sure my family and I were riding safe! This crew and company is honest and will tell you like it is without breaking the bank. I highly recommend lunar low!

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    I was very impressed with my first trip there. They were very honest and pricing was reasonable. They even offered to stay open late on a Friday for me after I had an unrelated ignition issue when I returned to work after my lunch hour- above and beyond. Thank you again!

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    I took my car here about a week ago for a new starter....Not only was the customer service exceptional but David was able to find the part for a cheaper price (which saved me money) AND they stayed passed closing just so I could have my car the next day! Can't say enough about Wayne and David!!! This is THE GO TO place for your automotive needs! Thanks guys!

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    This is by far the best priced with the most most honest auto mechanics I have ever dealt with!! I highly recommend anyone with any auto problem to go here first !! You will not be sorry!! They rock!!!at such a fair and honest price!! Thank you Rusty and Karen Bowers for the recommendation!!!

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    David and Wayne saved me over $3,000 by going the extra mile and checking things out where 3 other mechanics were quick to tell me I needed a new engine or head gasket....my fix was a simple part that was replaced with an oil change. They are now my and my family's mechanics for life!

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    These guys are the most trustworthy mechanics I had meet in over 30 years. They gave a detailed quote on repairs and a very fair price. This will be me and my family's preferred garage going forward. Thank you guys for a job WELL DONE.

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    After being referred to Lunar Low by a friend, we brought our vehicle in to have a few issues checked out. We were impressed with their honesty and speed at resolving the issues our suv was having. They are our go to shop now for everything from tires to inspections and any vehicle maintenance related. We highly recommend this place to all our friends now.

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    I could not be happier with my experience at Lunar Low. It was great taking my car to a shop I could trust and the cost was a fraction of the quote I had gotten at another shop. I would not hesitate to take my car back to David and Wayne. As a female it is great to have a place I can trust!!!

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