Car Tek Professional Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Car Tek Professional is the automotive expert in Smiths Station, AL 36877. Since,
1996 we've provided the Smiths Station area with reliable, affordable automotive
maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Expired Warranty Care, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.
We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Smiths Station area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.
Call Car Tek Professional today at 334-448-0023! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
Never fix the problem, and more problems have happened after they "work" on your car!
Great shop! Very knowledgeable and honest mechanics.
I have never been treated so nicely by employees. Would use no one else.
Peace of Mind. This is where we always take our vehicles now. You get an honest answer about what is wrong with your vehicle and the various options that you have. They are busy, but they always try and get the vehicle out as soon as they can. Excellent work and excellent service. They stand behind their work.
Very good think I found me a new mechanic. Fix my brake leak for me and I am happy. Fast and done right!
Very friendly and knowledgeable and reasonable prices. Much rather spend my money at a mom and pop shop the a big chain.
Nice people who really know how to work on your problems with your car.
Great place to get your car repaired. I take my warranty vehicles here just to make sure what's really wrong with my vehicle before I take it to the dealership. They have all the computers and program modules to test and repair your vehicle without guessing.
I have done business with them for about 17 years. Honest, fair and friendly service, at reasonable prices.
Brian and the gang do a great job. Never a problem when I bring my car there.
We have used them for years. They know whats wrong when you start telling them what your vehicle is doing, very knowledgeable and gets the work done pretty fast. I wouldn't take our vehicles anywhere else. They're the most honest people anywhere.
Great friendly service where you don't have to worry about getting overpriced or lied to, they do great work in a timely fashion and the man who owns or works the front desk is a very nice, intelligent person who knows a lot about vehicles and is willing to work with you if he sees your not a bad person. I will take all my vehicles here as long as I live in this area no doubt