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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 Royson's Automotive.



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 Royson's Automotive.



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. Royson's Automotive has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



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Testimonials

  • They do very good work at a reasonable price Would return there for more work when I visit the area again
    reviewicon, 02/24/2020

  • Friendly, fast and reasonable prices!!! Great place to take your vehicle
    reviewicon, 02/10/2020

  • Excellent service.
    reviewicon, 02/06/2020

  • Always top notch, fast, professional, service here, and priced fair.
    reviewicon, 02/05/2020

  • Carolyn is very knowledgeable. Her staff is professional.
    reviewicon, 02/05/2020

  • Carolyn is very knowledgeable. Her staff is professional
    reviewicon, 02/02/2020

  • Very polite and friendly people.
    reviewicon, 01/20/2020

  • Rex is awesome. Has your best interest in mind
    reviewicon, 01/15/2020

  • Great people! Very honest! Very prompt!
    reviewicon, 01/10/2020

  • Honest, fast and friendly!
    reviewicon, 01/09/2020

  • First time going there the are always available when I call. No nosence told me What they were going to do and what the cost was going to be. Fix my car no money up front. Always shoot straight from the hip. Called me when they found somthing that they didn't see. Had damage to car from my parking lot at work took pics let me know what and how they received car. Will not go anywhere eles in chapin ask for rex.
    reviewicon, 01/08/2020

  • I trust these guys to do a good job at a very reasonable price.
    reviewicon, 12/17/2019

  • Fast service and trustworthy. I am bringing all my family vehicles here from now on.
    reviewicon, 12/04/2019

  • Friendly folks with great service
    reviewicon, 11/26/2019

  • I was at the Shell station beside the repair shop getting ready to put air in my tire. The owner of Roysons coming out of the store and walking back to his shop. He walked over to me and stopped me from putting money into the air machine. He told me to please swing into his shop and let him do it for free. He said he hated to see people spend their money on air. Then told me to have a blessed day after he checked my air. You don't see that too often these days. If you need an automotive facility in the Blythewood area, I encourage you to check them out. I know I will in the future.
    reviewicon, 11/05/2019

  • Great friendly and professional service! Worked performed was fast and efficient, recommend for sure!
    reviewicon, 10/05/2019

  • Just good people doing good work.
    reviewicon, 09/28/2019

  • Three of us had a company car and when it dumped all of its coolant on I-77 N just past exit 27 , we were left on the side of the road. We had a colleague who was headed the same direction pick us up in another vehicle and take us to our meeting, but we really needed the car to be fixed by the next day for our trip back home. After we had it towed to Royston's Blythewood Auto, they expedited the repair for our silver Buick Lacrosse, and did what it took to get us back on the road the next day. Thank you very much for your friendly, quick, quality service!
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  • I take my car and truck there for everything. Found out about them after an accident on I-77. Had to be towed. They were recommended. Now I use them instead of going all the way to Columbia. Good people there.
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  • Great owner great mechanics very honest and reliable this is the place I take all my vehicles.
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  • Great owner great mechanics very honest and reliable this is the place I take all my vehicles
    reviewicon, 09/22/2019

  • I take my car and truck there for everything. Found out about them after an accident on i77. Had to be towed. They were recommended. Now I use them instead of going all the way to columbia. Good people there.
    reviewicon, 09/20/2019

  • Friendly neighborhood auto mechanic! They work on the police cars in the area.
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  • I have been getting minor repairs and maintenance done at this shop for a couple years. I can say without a doubt, they do quality work and are friendly folks to do business with.
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  • I talked to 3 other places before coming here, and should have just started with these people. Price was good and I wasn't waiting forever.
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  • Great shop, really nice and helpful.
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  • I just moved in this area and I must say that I'm impressed on the customer courtesy. This is the first shop I've ever been to that gives you a ride back home after dropping off vehicle. These people are very professional and I wouldn't mind making them my personal shop to go to.
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  • Good service!
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  • Local family owned business. This company cares about customers because they want repeat business. Most customers are by word of mouth & long history.
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