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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 Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage.



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 Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage.



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. Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage 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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Dave is the only person I know that can make owning a Range Rover bearable.

, 11/07/2013

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Two nuts and a bolt has made it so affordable for me to have my German auto repairs done in Savannah. These guys do a great job!

, 08/19/2015

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Again, David and TN&B are the best. They fixed in one day what AutoNation couldn't do in 6 months. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

, 03/09/2017

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Great place and even better prices, had my oil changed for less than a express lube and half the wait time. They also inspected other issues and quoted me prices on parts that have been cheaper than anywhere else I have checked. Will be returning soon to have them replace them.

, 04/13/2017

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Great garage. These guys rock! Great place to take your Mini Cooper.

, 06/16/2017

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I am from Ohio visiting Savannah, my son that is in the army needed his car speedometer calibrated. Brought it to Dave, he tested it, found what was bad and repaired it the same day. Great job.

, 07/11/2017

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Customer service isn't dead after all. Speedy service and super friendly to boot!

, 12/13/2017

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Dave and his staff are simply amazing! They will take care of you without breaking your pockets. I've never been to a shop where the mechanics are so helpful and personable. I was struggling to get an emissions test for an out of state vehicle. They took care of it right away! Thank you!

, 07/25/2018

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I took my F-150 to these guys because it was giving me trouble cranking up. Dave and Scott were quick to diagnose the problem and get it running again. I have already recommended this place to several of my friends. These guys know what they're doing and they are fair. Two thumbs up!



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Two Nuts and a bolt is the best auto shop in town, Hands Down! I drove up and Dave and his staff immediately started working on my car. He is the most honest mechanic I have ever dealt with and his prices are incredibly affordable. I've had a lot of other mechanics take advantage of my lack of knowledge about cars. I've had a few be very condescending and patronizing too: BUT NOT DAVE. He talks to you like your family and you leave his shop thinking you got the family discount too. My car will never go to another Mechanic. Only Dave at Two Nuts and a Bolt will do.



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I am new to the Savannah area and needed a good shop to take my car to when it started giving me problems. In brief, I decided to take my car to Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage and I was not disappointed. They were very honest and fixed my car the same day, for a reasonable price. I highly recommend Two Nuts and a Bolt!



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These days it is hard to find a service center who you can trust and feel confidant taking your car to. 2 Nuts & a Bolt is without a doubt the best service and repair shop I have ever used. They are quick to diagnose and repair my vehicles and have demonstrated a straight forward approach to solving all of my service needs. Thanks to Dave and all of the staff for keeping me on the road.



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I spent several years making the trek to Charleston to have my Mimi Cooper serviced, then I discovered Two Nuts and a Bolt. Dave and his crew are just wonderful. He saved me major bucks by knowing that there was a warranty (or management letter?) on the airbag on my Mimi. Had to trek back to Charleston but the replacement was free. I depend on the "Nuts" to keep me on the road



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It's hard to find a car shop that isn't going to rip you off and sell you things you don't need. I trust Two Nuts and a Bolt to take care of my car for a fair price and in a timely manner. I won't go anywhere else as long as I'm in Savannah.



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Mini Coopers love this shop, I know mine does. Same day oil changes at a reasonable price. Drop off service is great.



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We started going to Two Nuts and Bolt shortly after we moved to Savannah from Tacoma Washington. Before them we never used a Garage type shop because of their reputations on not fixing vehicles right and causing more damage. But since, Savannah didn't have a Jaguar dealership we decided to give it a try. Dave's garage was certified on every kind of vehicle and very knowledgable, everyone one was friendly and showed great customer service. He fixed the problem right the first time and left a great impression in our hearts. Not to mention the prices are cheaper than any dealership we have ever gone to before. Two Nuts and a Bolt is the go to place for car repairs in Savannah. We have recommended him to plenty of friends and family and they all agree. We not only take our vehicles there for repairs but also for maintenance.



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I got my LR3 100k service done..they did a great job and saved me hundreds over the dealer price...this was my last experience but I use 2 NUTS & a Bolt for all of my four car needs. I have trusted them with my truck on many occaisions as well as my Jaguar.. I recomended them to my neighbor when he bought a 1980 mercedes and needed it worked on as well..They are great!!! nice as can be and fair pricing!



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Ok, their shop is a little bit of an Eyesore, but Dave is hounest & knowledgeable...and will save you hundreds to thousands (depending on what your having done of course)



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