Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about car repairs.
What types of cars do you repair?
Affordable Towing & Auto Repair is a complete car repair center that provides service for many foreign and domestic vehicles.
Why should I get my car repaired at Affordable Towing & Auto Repair?
We are a family owned repair shop and our mechanics treat all their customers like they are family. We provide great prices and personalized service. We greatly value the business of all our clients.
Can I have my car back the same day?
If your car is scheduled for a general service or maintenance, then yes in most cases you will have your car back the same day. If your car comes in with an un-diagnosed problem then your car may have a lay over. We will always try very hard to give you a same day service, but some repair times are affected by parts availability and the extent of repairs.
Do you keep records of the repairs done on my car?
Yes, we do. All of the work performed on all of your vehicles is kept in our computer base.
What is the difference between local and long-distance towing?
Local towing is usually within a certain location, for us, it is within the city limits of Adrian. Because of the time and gas required for long-distance assistance, costs are higher than a simple, local tow service.
If my car breaks down on a highway, how can you help tow it?
When you call our dispatchers, provide as much information as you can find – mile post markets, any signs, and your car’s information – such as the make and model.
Can you tow motorcycles?
Yes, we carry all the equipment necessary to make sure your bike is securely fastened to the flatbed so it won’t tip or move during the tow.
How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
When should I change my spark plugs?
For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum tipped spark plugs.
What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?
There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.
What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns.
Why is my brake pedal pushing to the floor?
First, check the brake fluid and make sure it is full. If it is full, the Brake Master Cylinder seals may have failed, allowing fluid to flow right into the reservoir, which may require a master Cylinder replacement.
Why did my turn signal start blinking really fast?
This is an early warning sign that your light bulb has burned out or is ready to burn out. Replace the turn signal light bulb, and it should start blinking normally again.