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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Tucson, AZ

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 JayBees 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 JayBees 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. JayBees Auto Service has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.




What Our Customers Are Saying

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Car & Truck Care, near Tucson, AZ

Awesome Service & Great Communication. Highly Recommend.

, 01/14/2021
In a world of dissonance and diminishing customer service, Jaybee's sets a fine example for customer care. I never feel taken advantage of here and I appreciate their expertise especially finding problems before they get worse. Shelly is upbeat and sincere, a winning combination in my book.

, 09/17/2020
Great shop! Great staff! Honest and fair. They know what they are doing.

, 04/23/2020

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A couple of months ago I took my 20-year old pick up truck to JayBees to have a couple of major issues fixed. They had worked on my vehicle once before and I was very pleased with their work. The staff thoroughly diagnosed my truck including the two major issues as well as several others I knew about but didn't mention and some things under the hood I did not know about. Shelly thoroughly explained all the needed repairs and cost of each so I knew exactly what I was getting done and why. I had everything repaired for what I felt was a reasonable price and my truck has been running like a dream ever since! Jacqui and Shelly were a pleasure to work with.

, 01/30/2020

reviewiconYou won't find a better shop in Tucson
Tucson

I've been a satisfied customer of JayBees for just under 25 years now, and you won't find a better shop in Tucson. I first found them when a local Ford dealer couldn't diagnose a problem with my Ford product and they've maintained my ageing fleet ever since. With JayBees in town, why would you need to buy a new car? Just keep yours properly maintained! And they do it all ... or can get it done ... at a very reasonable price. I could tell you many, many stories of how Jacqui, Shelly, Doug and everyone there have kept me mobile and would be glad to ... but reviews are supposed to be kept to a readable length. That said, they have my full-throated endorsement. You can't go wrong with JayBees!

, 01/14/2020

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If you're looking for an auto service shop in Tucson that is fair, reasonable, honest and provides quality workmanship, don't look any further. Jaybee's is the place you want. Years ago, while visiting Tucson, I had engine troubles. I was towed from the highway to this shop because the tow truck driver said I wouldn't be disappointed. He was right. And I haven't been disappointed for thirty years. Do you worry about finding honest people to service your car? I used to, but I don't any longer. Go to Jaybee's. You won't be disappointed. The staff is also uber friendly and personable. What more could you want in an auto service shop?

, 12/19/2019
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