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Why It's Important To Wash Your Car

Everyone has different habits when it comes to washing their vehicle. Many people see it as a purely cosmetic thing, so as long as their vehicle is running and driving right they don’t see a point in washing it all that often. In actuality, washing your vehicle is also an important aspect of maintenance and making a vehicle last. A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

 

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Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

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How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

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When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. 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 want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

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When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

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