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  • Shreveport: 318-841-0255
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  • Ashley's Automotive - Shreveport
    870 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
    Shreveport, LA 71118

  • Ashley's Automotive - Bossier City
    4610 Barksdale Blvd
    Bossier City, LA 71112

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AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

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



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What People Say About Us

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    Rusty is the man. Everything was handled professionally. I will continue to give them my automotive problems to fix.

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    Always a great experience. Very professional, straight shooters!

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    Trustworthy, Honest and Knowledgeable mechanics!

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    Fair and honest, what more could you ask?

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    Excellent service. Nice folks.

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    Good, honest, great place to bring your car.

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    Great place to get your car worked on.

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    Great guys. Super happy to help me and really kind and caring.

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    They have been honest and helpful every time we have used them. They also take care of some of our company trucks. Our experience with Ashley's has been great!!

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    Great people and trustworthy establishment.

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    Receptionist is professional. Honest shop.

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    Great & honest company. I brought my car in for a few concerns. They could have validated my uneducated concerns and made unneeded repairs. However, they were honest and confirmed there was no problem with my vehicle. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you!

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    I cannot say enough good things about Ashley's! Always courteous and friendly, superb quality service and trustworthy! I won't take my vehicle anywhere else!

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    Had a spark plug blow out of my 1998 Ford Expedition and next day took it to Ashley's. They replaced all of my plugs and a coil pack. My truck runs like a new truck now, and I'm loving it. Wish I'd come seen them sooner! Great and fast service!

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    Always professional and honest. Will take all my cars here!

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    Best in Town... Their customer service is top of the line. They specialize in fixing the problem and let you know what's going on with your vehicle.

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    17 years of friendship and great service. I will always take my vehicles to a Ashley's.

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    Honest, reliable, and fair prices. I will always take my vehicles here.

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    The most honest, fastest, Christian mechanic shop ever.

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    We've used Ashley's twice recently and have been very impressed with their work and their customer service.

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    Honest people with great service!!

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    I have always been very satisfied with everything they have done for me. Excellent work at fair price. Why go anywhere else?

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    Great customer service. Honest people, great quality of work. Ashley's of Bossier City was recommended to me, and I gave it a shot, glad I did. They call you before any work is done and give you a price, and let you know any future work you need. Once you stop at Ashley's of Bossier City you won't go any were else.

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    I'd drive 100 miles to let them work on my cars. Their service and honesty are definitely second to none.

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