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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 Barkley's Auto Service.



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 Barkley's Auto Service.



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. Barkley's Auto Service 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 wish more businesses were as prompt, professional and kind as these folks! I will go back and will recommend them every chance I get!

  • When our daughter's car wouldn't start in Conway while in college at UCA, everyone was great to help her right away and get her back on the road. I cannot say enough good things about the way they treated her and us being so far away from her and pretty much helpless! Thank you all again from a concerned mom!

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    Best place in Greenbrier to have work done. Took my truck in and asked them to do a bumper to bumper inspection and tell me what it needed. They gave me a list of things that needed to be done immediately and another of things that could be done at a later time. They were flexible with my time and got the work done on schedule. Their prices were fantastic and their entire crew was extremely professional.

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    Very honest and hard working employees. Employees are courtious and shop is clean. I was very impressed.

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    Professional auto repair shop. No games, fair pricing, quality work and friendly.

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    My entire family have been taking our vehicles here for years now. They are always up front about what is wrong and how much it will cost before they perform the repairs. They will let you know what needs immediate repairs and what can wait. They will go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. They are always extremely fair on parts and labor costs. There is no other place I will take my vehicles to. They will have my family's business for as long as I am alive.

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    Always a pleasure doing business with these guys. I trust them to fix any vehicle I have, and they give you a very fair deal for thier great work.

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    Tom is the best, great mechanical knowledge.

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    Awesome mechanics!

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    I am from Evansville, Indiana. I had just bought my car there. I drove to Greenbrier, AR not knowing my brakes were very bad when I started. The seller told me he had just put brakes on it. I called Barkley's, which was highly recommended. They got me in right away. Replaced all of the brakes, rotors and something else that fell apart while removing the rotors. They were EXTREMELY professional, and the bill was VERY cheap. I HIGHLY recommend these guys! If I ever need any kind of repairs again while visiting here, these guys will ALWAYS get my business!

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    Friendly service.

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    Best mechanics out there.

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    Friendly and fast service!!

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    Great service, very understanding, and get the job you need done to your vehicle done for a reasonable price.

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    Fast service, and they are up front. He actually recommended other places that could help me get a cheaper price for tires; I will keep coming back.

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    Fair and honest.

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    Attentive, fair, honest and professional service. They have been servicing my vehicles for several years. I wouldn't think of using anyone else.

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    , 03/18/2020

    I wish more businesses were as prompt, professional and kind as these folks! I will go back and will recommend them every chance I get!

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