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Vehicle Maintenance

  • 3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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    When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center here are a few tips. 

  • Air Filtration & Why It Is Important

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    Your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot of clean air. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, we ensure you get the best air quality in your vehicle and explain the process of where this dirty air is going to our area drivers. 

  • An Engine Upgrade for Your Vehicle

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    It may be time to retire your old engine, or perhaps you’re looking to boost your vehicle’s performance. Either way, you need a high-performance engine installed, and you need it done right. From bolt-in crate engines to professionally modified motors, A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden has a team of expert mechanics you can trust to do the quality job you’re searching for. We specialize in custom builds for high-performance automobiles.

  • Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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    Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

  • Are You Maintaining Your Fleet?

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    If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you know how quickly miles rack up and oil changes are needed. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, our main goal is to keep your trucks on the road - a huge part of that is changing your oil on time.

  • ASE Certified Technician for Transmission Care

    At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

  • ASE Certified Technicians - What Does It Mean For You?

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, we have you covered. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we can do it all - and a big part of that is done by employing ASE certified technicians.

  • Best Questions to Ask A Mechanic

    A good technician will give your vehicle a quick inspection whenever you have maintenance performed. Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we're good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your vehicle. You know when your vehicle feels off when its been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop:

  • Bumper Cover Damaged Or Loose?

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    Your bumper covers are always in danger. Between other drivers, obstacles in the road, flash floods, or any other hazard you may encounter, at some point it’s likely your bumper covers will accrue some damage. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we can fix that.

  • Can You Switch Between Oil Grades?

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    These days, it seems like the oil options for your oil changes are limitless - full synthetic, blends, conventional, high mileage, and the list goes on and on. We are frequently asked if it's okay to switch between oils, and how do you know what is okay to use? At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL we're here to help you answer that question. When it comes to engine oil, the answer to this question can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be!

  • Check Engine Light Staring You in the Eye? Here's Why You Should Pay Attention

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    There’s a huge percentage of vehicle on the road, right now, with the check engine light illuminated. Many of them have had it on for years, even. Frequently, a check engine light will illuminate, but pose no immediate problems, so people just get used to it and learn to live with it being on. However, A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL would like you to know that it’s worth having it looked into. Typically, the problem can be diagnosed by simply plugging your car into our computer; the vehicle gives us a code, and we know what the problem is immediately.

  • Checking Your Fluid Levels - How 3 Minutes Once A Month Can Save Your Vehicle

    fluid being poured into vehicleIf you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, it’s important you know the basics of vehicle maintenance. Checking your fluids is the easiest and most effective way to ensure your vehicles stay on the road and going strong. Here’s what you need to know, from A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL.
  • Choosing The Right Repair Shop

    At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we work hard to be the maintenance and repair shop your fleet needs.

  • Dash Light On? We Can Fix It

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    Diagnostics are an important aspect of modern vehicle maintenance and repair. Your car or SUV is equipped with an array of computers and sensors which monitor your engine activity, and flag anything that isn’t operating as it should. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, we are experts in performance and luxury automobile repair - and when diagnosing the problem is sometimes the most difficult part of the process, an expert is what you need. For cars like Audi, Porsche, BMW, VW, MINI, and Subaru, selecting the right shop is key to correctly diagnosing and correcting any sort of malfunction.

  • Disconnecting a Battery from A Vehicle

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    If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL.

  • Don't Neglect Your Brakes

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Don't Neglect Your Truck's Brakes!

    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the truck still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Don't Trust Just Anyone With Your Investment

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    There’s no need to take your car to different specialized shops all over town in order to maintain your vehicle, just because you drive a high-end vehicle. Since we are dedicated to luxury and performance automobiles, at A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, our team of expert mechanics has the knowledge and ability necessary to handle all your maintenance and repair needs.

  • Extending the Life of Your Engine

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    An engine can last anywhere from 50 to 500,000 miles depending mostly on how well you maintain it. While some engines are certainly more reliable than others, all of them depend on maintenance to fulfill their greatest potential. A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL has provided for you some of the determining factors of engine lifespan, to help you make sure your engine lasts as long as it possibly can.

  • Feels Like Trouble (Is your vehicle driving right?)

    Nobody knows your vehicle better than you; if you suspect it isn’t driving the way it used to, there’s a good chance you’re correct. The truth of the matter is there are countless reasons and remedies for such a broad subject, but A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL has compiled a list of a few common problems that can cause a vehicle to drive poorly.

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  • Acdelco
  • ASE
  • Be Car Care Aware
  • Castrol
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Customer Savings
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Flowmaster
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Gadsden Chamber
  • Magnaflow
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Oreilly
  • Tires
  • Viper
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