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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, 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?

Brake Fluid - It's a Problem! Why??

vehicle brake repair

There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Columbus drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

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 A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

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 A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA.

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 Columbus 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 A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler, 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. 

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. A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

car broke down calling for help

Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Columbus drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Lady with car hood up - steam rising

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.

Make that transmission last, it's simple!

Transmission Cut to show you the inside of it

Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work!  Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward.  Most of us have a newer car or truck with an automatic transmission in it vs. a standard transmission so do not notice that it is slipping gears until the problem is really serious so the question is how do you get the most out of your transmission?  The obvious answer is to take care of your transmission with scheduled service per your owner's manual recommendation but we have put together a simple checklist for our Columbus drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.

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 A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

Oil gunked up on an engine.

We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Columbus car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

Time For Tires, But How Do You Decide?

tire options at a tire store

There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. Once you decide it's time to replace your tires, the choice can be overwhelming. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. At A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, our technicians have been trained to help you make that choice. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that will suit your needs.

Tire Light On! Yes, there is a problem!

hole in 4x4 diesel truck tire

When your light comes on, it is ALWAYS important to look at the issue to see if it is a problem.  Especially if it is a light we all understand.  Tire pressure is one we all can relate to and an easy one to look at.  However, most drivers just assume the air is low in them and ignore it which is not a good idea especially when you are driving a 4x4 diesel truck off-roading and could have picked up anything and/or everything like this truck tire did. 

He looked, and immediately headed over to see our technicians here at A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler.  

Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

automatic transmission

There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • Aed Performance
  • ASE
  • Benning Auto
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Flowmaster
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • iATN
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Magnaflow
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Towing

A-Carburetor Service

1500 50th St
Columbus, GA 31904

location small (706) 323-4641
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Shop Hours:

Weekdays:   7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

A-Brake & Muffler Services

4922 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, GA 31904

location small (706) 221-2941
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Shop Hours:

Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

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