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    48 Summer St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    978-342-3100 Facebook Google My Business

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    38 Ayer Rd
    Shirley, MA 01464
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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
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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 Absolute Auto Repair 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 Absolute Auto Repair 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. Absolute Auto Repair Center 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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    , 05/26/2022

    Honest and fair garage! Good work at an affordable price.

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    , 05/24/2022

    I liked that I was greeted with courtesy, respect and appreciation by Scott and that the owner Bryan came out of his office to meet me because he heard that it was the first time I had brought my car in for service. He even came around the counter to shake my hand. I also liked that the technician who was servicing my car clearly took a careful look at all of the systems to accurately evaluate the highest maintenance needs of my vehicle, as well as the high quality of work that was performed on my vehicle. I appreciate having a place to bring my car that is committed to providing high quality service to its customers. I highly recommend Absolute Auto Repair to anyone looking for a full service auto repair shop to help their vehicle stay safe on the road.

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    , 05/24/2022

    LISTEN PLEASE!! I have never written a review for anything in my life but scott and the guys at absolute deserve however long this takes. I had my chrysler 300c engine blow and I love the car and was going to do whatever it took to fix it. Scott talked to me on the phone for nearly a half hour as honest as not just a mechanic but like a human being that cared whether I was wasting money trying to save something that wasn't worth saving!! Listen he just saved me almost 10 grand being honest and I am so grateful. This is a place where they will explain things in such detail and so you understand. Other places would've told me get the engine even though I can buy a new car for cheaper. Not scott and the guys at absolute he literally could've made a ton of money from me but knew It was not the right thing to do. He also told me before I buy anything or need any advice on a car give him a call!!??? WHAT??!! no mechanic I know of or have even heard of would do that. If you need work done on your car and want honesty and to be told like a friend what he thinks take your car there and you will be blown away by the service and knowledge they provide!! Thank you Scott and everyone else at absolute you guys are freakin awesome!!

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    , 05/25/2022

    Always good service, friendly staff, decent prices. Usually busy, but they will do what they can to get you in.

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    , 05/24/2022

    I liked that I was greeted with courtesy, respect and appreciation by Scott and that the owner Bryan came out of his office to meet me because he heard that it was the first time I had brought my car in for service. He even came around the counter to shake my hand. I also liked that the technician who was servicing my car clearly took a careful look at all of the systems to accurately evaluate the highest maintenance needs of my vehicle, as well as the high quality of work that was performed on my vehicle. I appreciate having a place to bring my car that is committed to providing high quality service to its customers. I highly recommend Absolute Auto Repair to anyone looking for a full service auto repair shop to help their vehicle stay safe on the road.

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    , 05/24/2022

    LISTEN PLEASE!! I have never written a review for anything in my life but Scott and the guys at Absolute deserve however long this takes. I had my Chrysler 300c engine blow and I love the car and was going to do whatever it took to fix it. Scott talked to me on the phone for nearly a half hour as honest and not just a mechanic but like a human being that cared whether I was wasting money trying to save something that wasn't worth saving!! Listen he just saved me almost 10 grand being honest and I am so grateful. This is a place where they will explain things in such detail and so you understand. Other places would've told me to get the engine even though I can buy a new car for cheaper. Not Scott and the guys at Absolute he literally could've made a ton of money from me but knew it was not the right thing to do. He also told me before I buy anything or need any advice on a car give him a call!! WHAT??!! No mechanic I know of or have even heard of would do that. If you need work done on your car and want honesty and to be told like a friend what he thinks, take your car there and you will be blown away by the service and knowledge they provide!! Thank you Scott and everyone else at Absolute you guys are freakin awesome!!

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