At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we enjoy providing you with useful knowledge that pertains to the ownership and maintenance of your car, truck, or SUV. You may have noticed more and more electric cars hitting our roadways over the past few years. With that in mind, here’s a brief, but interesting look at the history of electric cars.

girl smelling vents

If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

When you see tires advertised, you’ll often see the word “radial” attached to it. What does this mean, and where did radial tires originate? A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL is here, with answers to questions you weren’t even asking.

mechanic checking under hood of car

Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up.

Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed. 

brake parts

One of the more annoying issues a car, truck, or SUV will develop is a grinding or scraping sound when you hit the brakes. What is it, and how do you make it stop? At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL we have the answer.

ASE Certified Technicians

Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup, maintenance and repair performed the correct way is a huge part of keeping you on the road. At A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, we use ASE certified technicians to make sure you get the best service in the industry.

technician holding a clean and dirty air filter comparison in the front seat of a car

When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. 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 A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

transmission

Do you have a performance car, truck, or SUV that you’re looking to upgrade? A stall converter might be your next step; from A-Ford-Able Auto Repair & Tire Service in St Augustine, FL, here’s what you need to know.

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