Vehicle Maintenance - A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service | St Augustine, FL

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Different Types of Automotive Headlights

headlight on on vehicle

Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

hand screwing lid off of coolant

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, 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.

External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

gear shift on a vehicle

There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

transmission in car

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

Mechanic working on car and smiling

There are many factors that go into making A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL a repair shop that’s above the rest.

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

mechanic working on car

Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

How Your Speed Impacts Your Vehicle

Woman driving a vehicle

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we understand that driving style affects your vehicle’s performance and reliability. You probably know that frequent, hard acceleration is bad for your engine and transmission, but what about speed?

Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Keep Your Replacement Transmission Running Smoothly

Transmission

Once your transmission has been replaced and you’re shifting smoothly once more, you’ll probably want to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips from A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL to help keep you reliably on the road.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Keeping Your 4x4 System in Top Shape will Keep You on the Road

SUV parked on a dirt road

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we aim to keep your four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car, truck, or SUV ready for anything. 4X4 systems are pretty low maintenance, but equally as important to maintain as your engine or transmission. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service our technicians have the tools and knowledge to help keep yours going strong.

Let's Get to The Basics of Your Transmission

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Maintaining Tires on Your Diesel Truck

tire

Once you’ve got your new tires installed on your diesel truck, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. Tires aren’t difficult to maintain, and maintaining them correctly will dramatically increase their longevity. Inspection and maintenance are the two key components to making sure they last.

Make Your Radiator Go The Extra Mile

hand holding radiator in front of car with hood up

Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

Transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

Diesel Truck

You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we’re here to help.

Out With the Old - Engine Replacement Options for Fleet Vehicles

engine

Once you’ve determined a vehicle needs to have the engine replaced and is in good enough shape to keep on the team, it’s time to find an engine. A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL is here to help you choose the right one. There are a variety of replacement options when it comes to engines.

  • Jasper
  • ASE
  • BBB
  • CarQuest
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • RV Repair
  • Tires

A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service

1465 Old Moultrie Rd
St Augustine, FL 32084

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