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If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle, there are important points to remember in preserving not only your car or SUV, but it's resale value as well. Luxury and performance vehicles depreciate more quickly than other cars. Many who own these cars like to have the newest and the best of the best. In that way, the odds are stacked against you when trying to get a good price for your car. Fortunately, Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair has some steps you can take to ensure you get the most for your car when it’s time to sell. 

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Your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with various filters that keep the air going into your engine clean, the air you breathe in the vehicle, the fuel that supplies your engine, and the oil that keeps it going. How often should you have them replaced? It depends on the filter, the vehicle, and the environment. Here’s what you need to know, from Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair in Madison, AL.

multiple dash warning lights

It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4x4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving your vehicle longer safely is all about getting it serviced based on what your vehicle manual recommends and these warning lights are alerting you to a situation that requires your attention. 

While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator light should ever be ignored!

really dirty muddy vehicle

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. Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair in Madison, AL has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

 

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Here at Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair in Madison we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes.  However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs!  You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors.  No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.

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Exhaust issues are extremely common, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive. At Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair in Madison, AL, we can get your exhaust back in shape in no time.  Exhaust issues tend to be neglected, and we get that; there are just other parts of your vehicle that you'd rather focus on. Besides a clogged catalytic converter, there isn’t much risk of damage from a bad exhaust system - it negatively affects your gas mileage, and the sound is annoying but other than that, it’s an issue many people learn to live with. 

mechanic working on a vehicle

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

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Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair in Madison, our technicians are ready and able to provide any exhaust service your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel requires, from stock repairs to completely custom installations.

On a diesel pickup, a great exhaust is especially important. Besides making your truck look and sound better, a free-flowing exhaust promotes better engine performance and power. Whether you’re looking to replace a rusted and leaking system with a new one, open up the engine with upgraded exhaust, or have a new muffler installed, our technicians are more than happy to discuss options with you to get your truck looking, sounding, and feeling the way you want it. From ordering parts to installation, we’ve got you covered.

For exhaust system conversions or repairs, and for any of your other diesel truck repair and maintenance needs, our expert technicians have your back. For the best truck service repair shop in Madison, call or stop by Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair today.

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