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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Saint Louis, MO

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 Epic 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 Epic 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. Epic Automotive has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



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TESTIMONIALS

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This was my first time having my vehicle serviced at Epic Automotive... The service was superb... and very professional.. If my vehicle is in need of service in the future I will be returning to Epic Automotive.
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In case anyone was thinking of another establishment to trust your car with, don't! Epic not only is the only place my entire family takes their vehicles, but the only place any of my friends do as well!I could go on for hours where John has dropped what he was doing to ensure that I came first. Do not waste your time with anyone else.. Epic is the only home you need to know for your car!
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Great service. Great price. Great people. Highly recommended!
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Would definitely recommend Epic Automotive. Very friendly and has always done great work on my car.
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I have no complaints whatsoever. The staff was respectful, friendly, and down to earth. The facility is pretty clean and the service was great. It's refreshing to find a place that actually fixes the problem instead of selling you stuff that you probably won't need just so they can make a few bucks off of you. I drove from Granite City, IL to check them out and it was worth the drive. I'll definitely be coming back if I need anything done to my car stereo.
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Best experience I've ever had, Great customer service, quality of their work is excellent, and the shop feels welcoming, had my brakes and rotors replaced for a very good price, they answered any questions I had about my vehicle parts warranty's and more, I'll be back for a tune up my brakes are awesome and quite lol..they really do care for there customer's, Epic Automotive is #1, I would recommend them to all my friends and family. THANK YOU EPIC TEAM!! ....
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I took my Explorer in to Epic last week to have the seat heater replaced in the drivers seat on a recommendation from co-workers. The shop was surprisingly neat and clean and made me trust them even more. Also when the actual repair took longer than originally thought they still cut me a deal on the labor rate to earn my continued business.
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Called around for AC service prices. They have the best deal in town! Great guys and good service!
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Professional, Knowledgeable, Fair, Friendly, Fast Service. They got my car done that same day and didn't charge me an arm and a leg. And the shop looks great! Makes you feel like you've walked into the right place. I will definitely be going back to Epic for more repairs on my car.
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These are honest mechanics. Have taken my car here exclusively for the last two and a half years. They have always been willing to answer any questions I had about the function of a part, whether I actually needed it, and whether it was still under warranty from past work they had done.
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Amazing integrity. I took my car in & asked John to fix the windows & a tail light. All 4 of my power-windows had, at some point, quit working, and started working again; they were taking turns & when it came to the driver's window not working, I'd had enough. But, once the tail light was replaced, the windows were all working. So, he DIDN'T run the $100 diagnostic on a problem that no longer existed. Windows are still working great, several months later. That was the 3rd time John had gone out of his way (and reduced his income) to save me money, and provide honest service. This is now my auto-repair-shop for life.