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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?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. 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? 

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.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

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

Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

girl smelling vents

If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

hand screwing lid off of coolant

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

ECU problems and reprogramming

diagnostics

If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

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.

How Do You Maintain Your Engine?

man working on car with hood up

No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, maintenance is the key to giving your engine a long life. At A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, we focus on keeping your engine running strong.

How Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

pothole in road with car in the background

Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA.

Is it a bad brake master cylinder or something else

mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

The time to know if your brakes are going bad is NOT when you go to stop at that red light or on the parkway when someone suddenly swerves in front of you.  It's not always "just" brake pads either, your brake master cylinder could be an issue. How do you recognize the signs that you have a real problem with your brake master cylinder and just what is it?   Here atA-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA we not only have the answers, but we also put together a service schedule for you and keep an eye on issues based on your driving habits, vehicle type and your description of issues you are having.  We treat your car, truck or SUV as if it were ours keeping you informed of issues we find so you can get them fixed "before" there are larger repair bills so you can keep your vehicle Newer - Longer!   Below is everything you need to look for and tips on your brake master cylinder.

Is it the Fuel Pump? Determining if Your Pump is Bad, and What to do About it

car at fuel pump While fuel pump issues are common, they often get misdiagnosed. What is your fuel pump, how do you know if yours is bad, and what should you do about it? At A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, we are going to make sure that you are an informed driver so you know what to look for and what you should do about it.

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

heater in car

The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Keep Your Replacement Transmission Running Smoothly

Transmission

Once your transmission has been replaced and you’re shifting smoothly once more, you’ll probably want to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips from A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA to help keep you reliably on the road.

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 A-Carburetor and A-Brake & Muffler in Columbus, GA, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

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.

Maintaining the Cooling System in Your Vehicle

Your vehicle's cooling system is one of the most important systems in your vehicle. Inside your engine, spark plugs ignite the fuel within the cylinders to produce small explosions that propel your vehicle down the road. With small explosions comes scorching temperatures that can destroy your engine if not controlled. There are two types of cooling systems - liquid-cooled and air-cooled. 

New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

row of wheels

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

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A-Carburetor Service

1500 50th St
Columbus, GA 31904

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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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