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410-437-4870 | 7944 Fort Smallwood Rd

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG, Baltimore, MD

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 Moore Performance.



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 Moore Performance.



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. Moore Performance 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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Christian owned. Ken can take care of all your car care needs. From the simple oil change all the way up to a full engine swap out.

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Great people! They do good work.

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Great Christian-owned business! Most accomodating to your needs, fair honest prices and a true Mom & Pop Shop... technically, Father & Son. Great folks, can do anything with autos :) Luv y'all

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Great service, quaility mechanics. They fix your car right the first time at a fair price.

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Great mechanics, courteous customer service, and honest! They were recommended to me by my previous mechanic that could not work on my car anymore because of a job change. My former mechanic also sent his parents and other friends to Moore Performance, so that says a lot! I will not take my vehicle anywhere else!

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Knowledgable mechanics, reasonable prices. Moore is a family owned business with multiple generations running the business. These guys are professional, and their rates are great. Good mechanics aren't cheap.

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Very nice guys here. They are very honest about what is wrong with your car and let you know exactly what the problem is. They have very fair rates here, and they do not try and overcharge you at all here. Great place to go.

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I live less than a mile from this shop. I drive a 15 year old car that I'd like to keep on the road as long as possible before again taking on a car payment. I've only lived in the area a short while and wasn't sure where to go. I drove by and saw their sign stating that it's a repair shop and not only performance. I left my vehicle on a Sunday and my keys in the night drop. They called me before noon the following day. Instead of trying to sell me a whole new exhaust system, they were very respectful of my need to keep driving and not spend a fortune. I highly, highly recommend this place.

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