Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL has the answers.

mechanic sitting in vehicle working on a screen

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we understand the importance of being on top of the latest in automotive technology. That’s why we invest heavily in top-notch diagnostic and programming equipment, and why we have technicians that know how to use it.

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. A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

 

ASE Certified Technicians

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, precision and quality are our top priorities. That’s why we always employ ASE certified technicians - but what does that mean for you?

battery

As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked, or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Moderns vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on.

Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard-earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, our mechanics are familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them.

ABS light lit up on a dashboard

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we’ve got every answer to your transmission questions and needs, and answers to a lot of things that fall outside of that realm as well. Today, we’re talking about the ABS light - an issue that plagues many modern drivers at some point or another.

cv axle

You may have heard the term CV axle before in reference to your car but aren’t entirely sure what it means. Here’s your answer, from A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, as well as a guide to determining if yours need replacement.

At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL will prepare you for the next time your vehicle shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.

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