Alma Location
1210 East Superior St.,
Alma, MI 48801
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Location
120 South Fancher St.,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Mt. Pleasant
1011 Industrial Drive,
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Gaylord
1180 Milbocker Rd.,
Gaylord, MI 49735
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Saginaw
3733 Wolf Rd.,
Saginaw, MI 48601
Mon - Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Alma, Gaylord & Mount Pleasant Auto Repair

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What Are Fuel Injectors?

What Are Fuel Injectors?

If you're not in tune with automotive parts, you have probably never heard of fuel injectors. These components work together with your fuel filter and pump to ensure your engine gets a balanced air and fuel mixture. To be specific, the injectors are in charge of spraying the clean fuel into the intake manifold before it gets compressed and burned to power your car engine.   Over time, the fuel injectors can get dirty, wear down, and become inefficient. As a result, you may notice poor engine performance and bad mileage. To combat these problems, you may have to get them cleaned (or replaced) so that you can go back to smooth cruising.   Knowing the symptoms of worn fuel injectors can help you detect them early on and prevent damaging your engine. Below are the several signs that you need fuel injector repairs: Engine Misfires This may be a symptom of dirty injectors causing an imbalance between the fuel and air that is being burned. And it could send vibrations thro ... read more

How Long Are Mufflers Supposed to Last?

How Long Are Mufflers Supposed to Last?

Mufflers are an essential component of your vehicle's exhaust system, and they serve the primary purpose of keeping your drives quiet. There's no doubt that your engine can be noisy, as it has to combust air and gas to power your vehicle. The muffler dampens the noise that comes from the motor as it makes its way out of your pipes. Mufflers also direct exhaust gases out into the air in a safe manner. Like any other vehicle part, mufflers need replacement eventually. Usually, mufflers are constructed to last for a very long time: anywhere within five to seven years. Sometimes, rust and other external circumstances can cause damages to your muffler sooner. If there is a problem with your vehicle's muffler, one of the first of many symptoms you will experience are loud noises.  Common Signs Of a Damaged Muffler Engine misfiring Lower gas mileage Excess noise (roaring sounds) You see an intense amount of exhaust fumes You smell a distinct burnt smell from your exhaus ... read more

Why Is My Car Heater Not Working?

Why Is My Car Heater Not Working?

While winter in Michigan can be fun for some people, others not so much. Many people dread the cold, and if your car heater is not working, it can make the experience even worse. If your vehicle stops blowing warm air, it can be due to any of the following mechanical issues: Damaged Thermostat A faulty thermostat is one of the most prevalent causes of heater failure. It may be stuck open or closed, and either way, the damage can extend to the engine's cooling system.  Low Antifreeze The second most common problem is low antifreeze. When your coolant levels diminish, it won't be able to move towards the heater core, and thus, your cabin remains cold. It also puts your vehicle at risk of overheating. Faulty Heater Fan The heater fan, the component that transfers heat into the cabin, can break or suffer an electrical short. Broken Blower Motor If the blower motor is broken, you might have issues setting the fan speed. In worst-case scenarios, you might not get any air ... read more

When Should I Replace My Brake Fluid

When Should I Replace My Brake Fluid

Your car relies on various fluids to power its internal systems. One of those essential fluids includes your brake fluid, which is necessary for your brake system to function. Most car manufacturers have a specified number of miles or timeframe of when you should replace or change your brake fluid. But the best way to go about your fluid maintenance is to inspect your fluid on a regular basis.   Brake fluid is a hydraulic liquid that transfers the pressure you apply on the brake pedal down to the brake pads and the wheels. While this solution is in a sealed system, the lines that support the fluid flow can become damaged over time. Consequently, they can allow contaminants like water, dust, or dirt to alter the fluid. As a result of contaminated brake fluid, your car's braking capabilities will become less effective. Drivers need to be constantly alert of their brake performance, as bad brakes can put you at a greater risk of an injury.   Signs Your Brake Fluid Needs ... read more

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers, Parents, and Children

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers, Parents, and Children

It's October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you have children or not, it's important to keep the kids in your community safe on this special day. You are bound to see trick-or-treaters, especially if you live in a busy residential area or an apartment complex. We've compiled two lists of safety tips for drivers and parents/children for the spooky holiday.  For Drivers - Reduce Your Speed – The most important driving rule on Halloween night is to drive slowly. Kids can be walking and coming from all directions. Be Extra Attentative and Avoid Major Distractions (Phone, Eating/Drinking, etc.) - You should keep your eyes peeled on the road, and your hands should be on the steering wheel at all times. Don't Pass a Stopped Car in a Neighborhood – If you see a stopped car in a residential area, chances are they are picking up or dropping off their kids. Please exercise extra caution and let them finish before moving forward with ... read more

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