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.
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.
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.
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.
Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.
If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At Phoenix Motors Automotive Repair we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely.
Exhaust systems are one of the most neglected aspects of most vehicles. Exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, and mufflers are exposed to heat, emissions, and road damage. While your exhaust system is fairly simple and straightforward, these conditions mean it is inherently prone to rust and damage. As a result, this system is often one of the first systems you will have trouble with on your car.