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Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

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The Manual Transmission - What’s it Made of?

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Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

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Why Are Oil Tests Important?

mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.

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Manual Transmissions Do What?

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Just because manual transmissions aren’t as common these days as they used to be, there are still many out there, and at A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, our certified technicians know how to keep them running at their best.

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Remanufactured Engines…Just Asking For Trouble?

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Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

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Is "Remanufactured" Worth It?

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What does “remanufactured” mean, and is it something you want? At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we strive for great service and a job well done. Part of that is equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand what’s going on when a repair is necessary on your car, truck or SUV. “Remanufactured” is a word that you’ll encounter in the automotive world. Many people perceive that to mean “used”, but that isn’t the case - here’s what you need to know.

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