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battery light on the dash

At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, we know how annoying a dead battery can be. Here’s some information on the subject, that will hopefully help you understand your battery issues a little better.  If your battery dies after your car, truck, or SUV sits for a few hours, the battery itself isn’t necessarily the problem. While having the battery tested is a good place to start, many people mistakenly make a bad battery diagnosis, when actually something in the electrical system is to blame.

drive belt

Your drive belts are simple but integral components to the function of your car, truck, or SUV. At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, belts are one of the first things we assess when looking over a vehicle, as they alone are in charge of operating your AC, water pump, alternator, and power steering.

Man with jumper cables

At some point or another, it’ll happen to you. You leave your headlights on, your battery finally fails, or for some other reason, you don’t have enough juice to start your car. Don’t call a tow truck just yet, though...A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden has the info you need to properly jump-start your car.

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At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, quality and precision are our top priority. For this reason, we employ ASE-certified technicians, to guarantee we’re the best in the business.

mechanic placing a car battery into a vehicle

Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

Automotive radiator

At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL, we know how annoying little quirks and issues can be. A common problem vehicles experience is a cooling fan that doesn’t kick on and off when it’s supposed to. While a fan that won’t kick off is far less troubling than a fan that won’t turn on, it’s still a problem that needs to be fixed for a variety of reasons. Here’s why, and what you should do.

check engine light

Since the first automobile, vehicle electronics have become increasingly more complex with every passing era. In the modern-day, your car, truck, or SUV likely depends on an array of modules, sensors, and components that control every aspect of how your vehicle runs and drives. Here’s what you need to know about your vehicle’s electronics systems, from A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden.

dirty air filter vs clean filter

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. 

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