Car Care Tips

  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

    oil being put into the car

    At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

  • Attention: Ford Recall

    ford vehicle

    If you own a Ford vehicle you may be affected by this recall. According to CBS News, Ford recently announced a recall that affects over 1.3 million vehicles that are primarily located in North America. The recall was issued mainly due to problems with rear suspension and transmission control software.

  • Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

    mechanic working on the brakes of a car

    Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.
  • Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

    battery warning light

    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!

  • Different Types of Automotive Headlights

    headlight on on vehicle

    Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL.

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

    Oxygen Sensor

    At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

    hand screwing lid off of coolant

    At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, 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.

  • Exhaust issue don't have to be exhausting, and here's why

    exhaust on a vehicle

    Exhaust issues are extremely common, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive. At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, 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. 

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

    corrosive battery in car image

    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 Spanish Fort 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 Andrew's Diesel 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. 

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

    transmission in car

    At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, 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 Andrew's Diesel Repair want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • Is Your Vehicle Too Noisy?

    cars in city with lots of exhaust

    Do you have a noisy vehicle? If so, you may need a new muffler or exhaust system from our team here at Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort. The purpose of your exhaust system is not only to reduce the noise but also to redirect fumes away from your vehicle. Redirecting these fumes protects passengers in the car from toxins created by burning fuel.

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless chemical that can escape from an unsecured exhaust system, and if inhaled can pose very serious health hazards. If you experience an unusually loud sound coming from your vehicle, it is vital to get your exhaust system checked immediately!

  • JASPER - Products You Can Trust

    Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

    At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

  • Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

    mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:
  • Maintaining Your Vehicle Will Save You Money

    mechanic holding two wrenches

    Vehicle maintenance can be expensive. However, when it comes to owning a car, truck, or SUV, the only thing more expensive than maintaining one is doing no maintenance at all. Here’s why, from Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL.

  • New Engine or New Car - Weighing Out Your Options

    Engine Maintenance

    You’ve determined it’s time to get rid of the engine you have, along with all of its issues. You’re probably considering getting something new altogether, and you’re tired of this one giving you issues. Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL is here to help you make the call.

    If your car, truck, or SUV has really been put through the wringer, it might be time for a new one. However, before you decide to throw in the towel there are a few things you should consider.

  • New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

    row of wheels

    At Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, we’re focused on keeping your car, truck, or SUV running well - but we’re here to keep it looking good too. Here’s some information on wheel sizing, to help you make sure your new wheels will fit your vehicle.

  • New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

    Transmission

    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL is here to help.

    There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

  • Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

    interior of car

    Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Andrew's Diesel Repair in Spanish Fort, AL, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

  • Quality Work for Your Quality Vehicle

    quality car parked

    If you drive a Mercedes, Porsche, Subaru, BMW, Jaguar, or other performance and luxury vehicle, you’re a person who appreciates the value of quality. At Andrew's Diesel Repair, we share that appreciation - that’s why we specialize in quality cars and take pride in quality work.

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • Air Lift Tow and Haul
  • Ari Fleet
  • ASE
  • B&W Trailer Hitches
  • BF Goodrich
  • BG Products
  • Blue Ox
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Bumper to Bumber
  • CarQuest
  • Cooper Tires
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Draw-Tite Hitches
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Enterprise
  • Fleet Services
  • Flowmaster
  • Goodyear
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Hankook Tires
  • Kelly Tires
  • Magnaflow
  • MBRP
  • Michelin
  • MACS
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Onan Generators
  • Reese Hitches
  • RV Repair
  • State Inspection
  • Stemco
  • Sumitomo Tires
  • Tires
  • Towing
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal

Andrew's Diesel Repair

11340 Hwy 31
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

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