Every automobile owner wants a mechanic who is competent, knowledgeable, skilled and trustworthy. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanics ensures you are receiving a knowledgeable professional. In fact, it was created to assist automotive owners in recognizing a mechanic with the knowledge, experience and skills to pass the testing criteria. Fifth Gear Automotive mechanics are all ASE certified mechanics, assuring you receive professional grade services. Call to schedule service, or bring your vehicle into our auto repair shops Highland Village, TX.

Fifth Gear Automotive offers first quality automotive services and repair of all makes and models, both domestic and import. By ensuring your mechanic is an ASE certified automotive technician, you can schedule your automobile’s service with confidence. We offer a wide range of services for your convenience, including battery reconditioning for electric cars. Our goals include exceptional automotive service and repair, and your satisfaction. Call today to schedule an automotive repair or services in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX.

Scheduling Service

Your vehicle owner’s manual is a handy guide for scheduling routine service. The maintenance section details the recommended check-up interval for all your car’s systems. Refer to the manual periodically in order to ensure timely maintenance. In addition, be aware of your vehicle’s performance and typical sounds and behavior. When you detect something amiss, schedule a check-up for your car in Fifth Gear Automotive auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX. Examples of common signs your car is in need of a check-up include:

Annual inspection and maintenance of your vehicle is beneficial for ensuring your safety, vehicle performance, and the opportunity to detect problems early. This is especially important in vehicles with higher mileage. A Fifth Gear Automotive ASE certified automotive technician can provide the services you require in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX.

Dash Warning Lights

It is normal for dash warning lights to light up when you start the car. When one or more remains illuminated, it indicates there is a problem with your vehicle. Watch for them, as issues can potentially lead to being stranded in traffic, or may result in additional damage and expense.  The warning may simply be a burned out parking light or a more serious problem, such as brake or transmission failure. Many newer cars run self-diagnostics when you start them up, wait until the lights are off before driving away, and check for any remaining on after all others are off.

Difficulty Starting

When your vehicle won’t start, if it takes several tries before it does start, or if dies soon after starting, you’ve got a problem. A car that barely turns over or doesn’t turn over at all may have a weak battery or other problems. It’s worth changing the battery in the key fob of vehicles that feature key-less ignition. Keep a spare battery in the glove box, you will eventually be glad you did.

Soft or Brake Noise

Brake problems should never be ignored. Noisy brakes can indicate it’s time for a brake job. Vibration when you apply the brakes indicate the need for repair. In addition, if the brake pedal travels further to the floor than is normal, and feels soft, you need brake repair. Even worse is the sudden loss of braking, which is likely to lead to an accident. Brake pads, rotors, master cylinders and other brake component experience  wear and need to be replaced and periodically. Mister Sparky ASE certified mechanics can provide the brake repair you require in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX.


Vibration can also occur related to components other than brakes. When it  isn’t caused by rough road conditions it’s time to schedule a check-up with your mechanic. You may feel it in the steering wheel, or the entire vehicle may seem to shake. The cause may any one of a number of problems, including worn or unbalanced tires, a flat tire, or a failing suspension component, among other problems. Schedule repair in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX.

Poor Fuel Mileage

If your fuel mileage has diminished without explanation, you need to find out why. Improper tire pressure is one potential cause, but other causes may be behind it. For example, it may be time for a tune-up. In addition, check the air filter along with tire pressure. If neither seem to be the cause of your cars poor fuel mileage, schedule service with Fifth Gear Automotive in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX.

Unusual Noises

We mentioned brake noise, but other noises can also be a red flag for trouble. Being aware of how your car handles and sounds can cue you in early to developing problems. Squealing when you start the car, or squealing when you turn the steering wheel can indicate a worn or loose belt, or suspension trouble. When strange noises occur, schedule an appointment in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX for professional services you can rely on.

Shifting Problems

Transmission problems can manifest in a number of ways, some common signs include:

  • Hesitation when shifting
  • Changes gears roughly
  • Unusual noise
  • Abrupt shifting
  • Up-shifting or downshifting sporadically
  • Slow to shift into a higher gear with engine RPMs climbing
  • In manual transmissions, difficulty shifting with a noisy grinding of gears even when the clutch is fully depressed

The transmission depends on transmission fluid, filters and screens which require periodic professional maintenance to ensure a long service life for the transmission. Fifth Gear Automotive can provide the professional transmission services and repair your vehicle needs.

Fifth Gear Automotive offers a broad range of automotive services in our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX for both domestic and import vehicles.  Ensuring the required maintenance as the manufacturer recommends will provide the best performance, reliability, safety, fuel efficiency and a long service life for your automobile. Our exceptional mechanics offer the expertise to provide the services you need, including those required by luxury imports, such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, VW and other fine cars. Give us a call to schedule service, or bring your vehicle into our auto repair shops in Highland Village, TX.