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When I began thinking more seriously about car issues, it occurred to me that there were a few things I needed to do if I wanted to make things easier for myself in the long run. For starters, I began taking my car in for regular auto service, which really helped out. It was really interesting to see how many different things had to be fixed every time I went in, but when my car didn't have as many problems, I could tell that it was really paying off. This website is all about understanding and preventing car problems by making better choices.



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Are You A First Time Auto Owner With No Mechanical Knowledge? What To Do With A Shaky Car When You Brake

by Micheal Barrett

When you are a first time vehicle owner you may not know when to take your vehicle in to a mechanical shop, or when you want let it go. If your vehicle is having a difficult time stopping and it tends to swerve or pull in one direction when you apply the brakes, then there are some things that you want to have looked at. Talk with the professionals at the auto mechanic shop about the following things, so that you don't do any damage to your car.


If you don't know a lot about tires, or when new tires were put on your vehicle, than there are some things that you have to look for to determine if you need the tires replaced. Try sticking a penny into the tread of your tire, if you can see the head of the president, this means that your tires are worn to low, and they are unsafe. This could be causing your problems.


Brakes can cause a lot of problems for the vehicle if they aren't dealt with right away. Some of the signs of poor brakes include:

  • Black suit all over the pads
  • Grinding when stopping and driving
  • Squeaking while driving and braking
  • Shaking when the brakes are utilized
  • Inability to stop properly

If you are noticing any of these problems, the shaking can then lead to problems with the alignment, or other internal components within the vehicle. Also, if the pads are worn down to thin, it may be time to replace the rotors.


The alignment of your vehicle will affect how you are able to stop, and it also affects the tires on the vehicle. If the tires aren't rotated and balanced, and you haven't had the vehicle aligned, then your tires could be wearing unevenly along with the brakes.

The better you are at taking care of your vehicle, and having it inspected for problems, the longer it will last and the more money you can save. You want to be sure that the vehicle is safe for everyone to drive, that the brakes and rotors are in good condition, and that you aren't driving around in a machine that has serious mechanical issues. When you take it into a repair shop they will hook it up to a machine to do an inspection, and you can get more information and results from the professionals and the diagnostic computer.

Contact a shop, like G P Automotive, for more help.