Signs That Your Car Needs A Mechanic

BrokenCar_300Sometimes it’s hard to know when your car just needs a break and when it needs a mechanic. By being proactive when you notice think something’s broken, you may save yourself a lot of money and trouble by getting it diagnosed early! Our technicians are here to assist you in diagnosing potential vehicle malfunctions.

Do you have good sense? We bet you do! Use your SENSES to determine whether you should bring your car by for one of our professionals to inspect.




  • Do you FEEL anything out of the ordinary?

    Some experiences that customers who have needed an automobile mechanic have in common are:

    • Front-End Shimmy
    • Steering Wheel Shake
    • Unusual Vibration
  • Do you HEAR anything different or unique?

    Some common sounds that warrant a visit to your mechanic are:

    • Clunk or Clunking
    • Noise When Turning
    • Clacking
    • Clicking
    • Chickachicka
    • Squeak or Squeaking
    • Leaking Air Sound
  • Do you SEE anything new or questionable?

    Some common problems you might see are:

    • Unusual lights
    • Leaking
    • Flickering
  • Do you SMELL anything funny?

    Some common smells that mean your car may need a repair shop are:

    • Gas
    • Oil
    • Burning


Stop by Fred’s Auto Center, LLC located at 244 Platt Ave West Haven, CT 06516 or call 203-934-7251 to talk to one of our friendly and professional technicians.