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Booking Fuel System Service

A driver might notice some concerning signs about how their drive performs. Slow acceleration and low fuel economy may indicate the engine needs a cleaning. Car, truck, and SUV owners could book fuel system services at A-1 Auto Service Center, where our technicians can take a look.

Cleaning out the engine of any sludge could help with performance. So might cleaning the fuel injectors and replacing the fuel filter. Owners may fall behind with these steps, which might lead to trouble. Those who forgot about cleaning the fuel system may benefit from getting such work done right away.

 

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Protect Your Engine With Cooling and Radiator Service

The radiator in your vehicle has an essential job to keep your engine cool while your vehicle is running. It moves a mixture of water and coolant through your engine to keep it cool, and it should be inspected once a year to check for leaks, fluid levels, and any debris that can get inside.

Radiator service can include flushing your radiator, and filling the system back up with a new mixture of coolant and water. This will remove any debris that can get inside, or mineral deposits that build up and cause problems with the function of your radiator…

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How to Know You Need a Car Battery Service or Replacement

The battery is a crucial component of your vehicle, and it requires regular service just like anything else in your car. Your battery is responsible for powering your car's electrical circuit, and it provides the charge needed for your engine to start. Ideally, your car's battery should be replaced every three years, but it should also be inspected by your mechanic to make sure that it is still in working condition.

The best way to know you need to replace your car battery is to bring your vehicle to a repair shop to have it tested, there are…

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Signs Your Brakes Need Work

Your brakes play a very important part in the safe operation of your vehicle. Without good brakes, your vehicle may not stop and can cause a serious accident. Here are some signs that your vehicle’s brakes need work.

One of the first signs your brakes need attention is your brake light. Your vehicle may make different sounds when the brakes are in trouble. These might include a grinding, squeaking, or squealing sound. Your vehicle may pull from one side or another if the brakes aren’t working good.

 

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What Do Cabin Filters and Engine Air Filters Do?

Do you know why it's important to change out your filters? Filters keep out dust and debris from certain areas of your vehicle. Unsurprisingly, this job can be a messy one. Filters can get old, dusty, and dirty over time, and they'll need to be changed in order for your vehicle to function more effectively.

At A-1 Auto Service Center, we can replace both your cabin and engine air filter. The cabin filter removes particulates from the air that is circulated in the cabin, the part of the vehicle where you and your passengers sit. If your filter…

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The Importance of Belts and Hoses on Your Vehicle

Belts and hoses have a number of jobs on your vehicle. The timing belt ensures that the engine runs smoothly, while hoses transport fluids throughout the vehicle. It's important to understand that belts and hoses wear out over time. Whether from use, or from age, you will eventually need to replace some of the belts and hoses in your vehicle.

If you are driving your vehicle, and it starts to slip as you are picking up speed, this can indicate your timing belt needs to be replaced. If your timing belt snaps completely, your engine will not work

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What You Need to Know About Wheel Alignments

When it comes to the safety of your vehicle, wheel alignments are important. You may not think about them often, but if your car is out of alignment, it can lead to some serious problems. Here's what you need to know about wheel alignments.

A wheel alignment is when a technician adjusts the angles of your wheels so that they are pointing in the right direction. This may seem like a small adjustment, but it can make a big difference in how your car handles. If your wheels are out of alignment, it can cause your car to pull…

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Timing Belts Explained

A timing belt is a timing belt. Timing belts are a common type of timing devices used in many engines. The timing belt is responsible for timing the engine's valves so that they open and close at the correct time. It does this by timing the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft. When the timing belt wears out, it can cause the engine to run poorly or even fail. That's why it's important to have your timing belt inspected regularly and replaced if necessary.

Not sure when your timing belt needs to be replaced? Consult your owner…

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

One of the scariest things that can happen while driving is a tire blowout. If you are not prepared, it can lead to an accident. These simple steps can help you avoid a tire blowout and stay safe on the road.

Check your tires regularly. This includes checking the air pressure and tread depth. If you see any signs of wear and tear, replace the tire immediately.

In addition to regular checks, be sure to inspect your tires before long trips. Look for any bulges, cuts, or cracks in the sidewalls. These can all be signs that your tire is…

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What Is A Transfer Case In A Car?

A transfer case is the part of your car's drivetrain that makes sure that power gets to where it needs to go. A transfer case is what lets you shift gears. It's connected to your transmission and driveshaft, and it has differentials that allow you to switch between low-range, where you want more torque, and high-range, where you want more speed.

The transfer case also has a center differential, which helps distribute power evenly between the front and rear wheels. If something goes wrong with your transfer case, several things can happen:


 

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