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Unless you are confident in your abilities as an automotive mechanic, there is really only one rule when purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle: don’t do it. Unfortunately, sometimes sellers aren’t particularly straight-forward with their used cars. Many will try to hide the fact that it’s been damaged by floodwaters at all or try to convince potential buyers that the car is in fact fine. “It has gone months with no issues” or “technically it is flood-damaged but” are two red flags, and while it isn’t impossible for a flood car to be fine, it’s altogether a good idea to stay away.

Part of maintaining your vehicle is keeping its safety devices in good working order, especially when there are kids in the vehicle. Seat belts, window locks, and airbag sensors work together to keep children safe in an automobile. Though safety components are generally very reliable, they do occasionally fail. A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL is here when they do; here are some things to watch out for.

Battery

At A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, we understand how vital solid battery power is to a truck driver. A dead or weak battery isn’t a big deal in a passenger vehicle; in a commercial truck, missed deadlines, incomplete jobs, insufficient equipment, and inconvenient situations are all consequences of a less than adequate battery.

tire that is flat

Whether you drive a Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins diesel truck, sooner or later you’re going to have to replace a tire or two. You know when the tread gets low it’s time for new rubber - but there are plenty of other things that warrant a replacement. Here’s what you need to know, from A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL.

Tail lights on bumper of older car

As your vehicle ages, it not only gains sentimental value but a number of maintenance measures arise as well. Vehicles from previous decades have the potential to keep their value and functionality for many years. But how can you make that possible? Here are some tips from A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center to keep your older vehicle running and on the road for a long time!

If you operate a fleet or commercial trucks, you’re no stranger to the check engine light. There are probably vehicles in your fleet right now that have a warning light or two illuminated on the dash. What do they mean, and how do you make them go away? A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL has the answers.

foot on clutch

If you drive a standard shift vehicle, you probably know your clutch is an important part of your driving experience. Proper maintenance and use of the clutch will dramatically increase its lifespan, saving you a lot of money in the future. A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden explains:

man standing by diesel truck with tools in hand

Currently, the future of electric vehicles looks promising - though it won’t likely replace your Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins engine any time soon. Still, we don’t know what the immediate future holds. This battle was waged once before in the past, with combustion engines taking the throne over electric power. Here’s a brief history of electric automobiles, from A1 Automotive Auto Repair Center in Gadsden, AL.

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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
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