Truck Repair

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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    At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, 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.

  • Don't Neglect Your Brakes

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Exhaust Options for Fleet Trucks

    fleet of vehicles

    The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to insure smooth, reliable operation. At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, create a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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    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 Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Four Wheel Drive and Transmission Maintenance

    At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, our mechanics are well trained and qualified to service any type of transmission, in any car, truck, or SUV. If your car is equipped with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, you probably know that your transmission is somewhat complicated, and therefore requires professional attention. Our technicians possess the knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your 4WD or AWD vehicle reliably on the road, and ready for any driving condition, any time. For all your transmission repair or maintenance needs, call or come by Performance Auto Repair today.

  • Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

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    At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, we know that fuel contamination is one of the priciest and most problematic issues that may plague a diesel engine. There are a variety of issues that cause contamination in fuel. Knowing these issues will help drivers become aware of fuel contamination and hopefully prevent these issues. 

  • Have you checked your battery? If it looks like this - It's bad!

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    When you are having trouble with your car or truck starting and you open the hood up to take a peek to see this....you'll see what an overly corroded battery looks like. This happens naturally over time on vehicle battery terminals.  If you are like 99% of normal Montgomery drivers, you don't check your oil or your battery so you don't keep an eye on the amount of corrosion that's building up on your car or truck battery.  Here at Performance Auto Repair, we do and there are solvents that we can use here in the shop during a battery maintenance service that will help slow the corrosion process but nothing that can prevent it 100%. Way before it gets to this point, we will be suggesting you consider replacing the battery. 

  • Heavy-Duty Vehicle Service

    Heavy-Duty Truck Repair in Montgomery

    Having a safe and reliable truck means you take care of it by depending on professionals to handle your truck repair and service performed on a routine basis. Skipping your regular servicing to save some money can actually cost you much more in the long run, as what would have been minor problems become major repairs on your heavy-duty truck. When your business depends on reliable vehicles, Performance Auto Repair can keep you on the road, whether you have one heavy-duty vehicle or a fleet.

    Classification of a Heavy-Duty Vehicle

    The US DOT puts trucks into classes by “Gross Vehicle Weight Rating” (GVWR) ranked from 1 to 8 (smallest to largest). GVWR refers to the maximum operating weight a truck can possibly carry while driving including the truck itself. Heavy-duty vehicles will fall into the 7 and 8 classes. Heavy trucks weigh 33,001 pounds or greater and include over-the-road 18-wheelers, dump trucks, concrete mixers, and fire trucks. When deciding what will work for you, select one that is based on growth projections for the business so that the truck will still meet your company’s needs in the years to come. We will be sure your vehicle meets all regulations and codes.

    Keep your Business Running Smoothly

    At Performance Auto Repair you can relax in knowing that your heavy-duty truck repair is being handled by qualified, expert technicians who use the best quality parts. Call Performance Auto Repair of Montgomery today at (334) 260-3582 for medium-duty truck repair in Montgomery Alabama

     

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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    At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, 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 Performance Auto Repair want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, here’s what you need to know.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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    At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • 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. Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

    engine of vehicle

    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

  • How Do You Maintain Your Turbocharger?

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    The turbo on your diesel pickup truck is a precision-engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keep it going strong, and Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL is the place to do that. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don't really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

  • How Does Your Turbo Work?

    line of diesel trucks

    Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

  • How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

    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 Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, 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. 

  • How Often Should You Have Your Truck Maintenanced?

    At Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, we know there’s a lot of conflict on when you should maintain certain things on your truck. We also know there are consequences to neglecting maintenance; the difference between a truck that breaks down all the time and a truck that has covered over a million miles virtually trouble-free all boils down to maintenance.

  • How Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

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    Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL.

  • Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

    mechanic messing with a tire on a lifted car

    The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

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