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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Centerville, OH

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 Centerville Service Center.



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 Centerville Service Center.



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



Centerville Service Center Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
IDENTIFIX
IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
Jasper
ASE Master Technician
BBB Accredited Business
ALL-DATA
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Wix Filters
Moog Parts
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TESTIMONIALS

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Great trustworthy crew!
, 10/29/2014

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Friendly, professional environment. They did a great job and I look forward to using them again.
, 11/11/2015

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Have been so impressed with these guys since we moved to Centerville. They seem to honestly listen to customer concerns, diagnose the problem, and make the repair quickly. Great service goes a long way in the automotive repair business. They also take appointments for oil changes!
, 02/23/2016

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These guys are great ! My car took longer than anticipated (they're busy) so the owner brings it to our home. I'm very impressed. Thanks Ben
, 04/23/2016

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Centerville Service Center cares about people and community. I appreciate and trust any mechanics that lend their time and skills to support flood victims. Thanks for being a class act fellas!
, 07/01/2016

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Great service and such friendly staff!!! This is the 2nd time we've used Centerville service and both times exceptional fast friendly service!! Highly recommend Ben and all the staff!!!
, 04/04/2017

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Great customer service, great attitude , highly recommended on a scale 1 to 10 I give them a 20.
, 05/04/2017

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CSC has serviced our vehicles since 2010. Excellent customer service and automotive work at a reasonable price. This is the first place you should stop if you need an auto mechanic.
, 08/21/2017

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Amazing service will definitely recommend the shop to my friends and family!!!
, 09/22/2017

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Honest and reliable service every time we have taken our vehicles here ... will certainly recommend to anyone needing auto service!
, 11/02/2017

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Great service and a friendly staff! They even offered to give me a ride to work after dropping my car off for an oil change.
, 11/13/2017

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Great service! Knowledgeable and skilled mechanics! I only take my vehicles to Ben!
, 11/13/2017

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There is a reason they have 100% 5-star reviews. These guys are the best. Their prices are probably average, but the level of service and integrity is off the charts. They'll take the time to talk you through the issues without rushing through it. Highly recommend.
, 11/15/2017

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This place is on North Main Street in Centerville, not Dayton. Anyway - these guys are honest as the day is long (or short, this time of year!) and do great work. They're not the cheapest place in town, but they do only the work that's necessary and they do it right.


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I've taken my cars to CSC for about five years now. They have consistently been honest, reliable and speedy all while maintaining a great level of quality.


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Great service. Really appreciate you staying late to install new battery. Thanks again.


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I have used your facilities for over 30 years and do so because of the confidence that I have in your business. Your folks are well trained and they give good advice. I appreciate honesty and good service and reasonable prices. Thank you


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I always appreciate you working with me to get the best service and parts at the lowest price possible. Chad and Ben do a great job.


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I really appreciated the recommendations for maintenance and service on a used Camry that we are looking to purchase. Your evaulation was very thorough and helpful.


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It is important to me to have mechanics who care about my car, are trustworthy, and competent. This place has been excellent in my experience.


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They were ready for my appointment, took my car, completed the job, in record time. Very pleased with the quality of work.


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This location is friendly, honest, and trustworthy. The prices seem a bit higher than others, but you most likely won't find someone who will keep you from spending unnecessary dollars.


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I was very happy with the work done on our Jetta. They installed my own disc pads and did a great job. They just forgot to complete a tire rotation, but there was no charge at the time. I will definitely consider this location for future work on this car and others in our family


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Very satisfied, excellent service from people I have put my trust in through the years.


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Needed a quick fix on my automobile. They checked it out, did the repair and I was out the door in about an hour. Great Servic Center.


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100% satisfied with the folks working at Centerville Service Center. Very skilled and professional mechanics. A bonus for any customer is that they are friendly as well. These guys will always go out of their way to be sure you are pleased with the work performed on your vehicle. The price is always fare and very competitive. A clean place to await vehicle's repair with coffee and very often free doughnuts.


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I don't have any problems with the time, price or quality of the work. They did what they promise to do. Can't expect any more. Thanks


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Centerville Service Center is where I bring all my vehicles. They are very efficient at locating the problem/issue and their prices are extremely fair. They even offer military discounts unlike several other places. I recommend to anyone that needs work done on their vehicle to bring it into them.


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I brought my car in and had it checked for the check engine light coming on and some other noises it was making. They provided a quick diagnoses and the most money saving way of moving forward. I always appriciate their honesty and not just trying to offer the fix that will get them the most money out of me.


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Car taken in as scheduled and problem isolated quickly. Took a day to get the part and so a loaner vehicle was provided. Finished up next day and seems as though the problem was solved. Good service and followup. The servicing of my car was quick and complete and it was in and out in less than one day, as I had hoped. We have been coming here for years with our cars and will continue to do so when the service is so good.


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I wouldn't trust anyone else with general maintenance & repairs on my vehicle. Highly recommended


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The service was good. It would have been good for the bill to reflect that the technician inspected the brakes while he was replacing the rotors and that they were O.K. I asked that that be added before my bill was printed and the clerk did that.


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As long as I live in the area, Centerville Service Center has a customer in me! I will recommend this place to anyone. They were fast, friendly and honest. They even fixed a nail in my mom's tire on the spot when she was dropping me off to pick up my car. Also, many times I have gone to auto shops where I felt I was talked down to and charged unfairly, simply because I was a female. These guys are gentlemen. The problems were explained to me thoroughly and I walked away with a plan of action to deal with other, not as urgent issues. Cannot thank Ben and the whole team, enough. You guys rock!
, 07/28/2018