Private Auto Repair Shops…Or Dealerships?

February 1st, 2016

You may have noticed that carmakers are pushing the service departments of their dealerships more and more in advertising. Ford touts themselves as Auto Repair in Montgomery AL“America’s Newest Tire Store” and GM’s “Good Wrench Service Plus” has been around for a long time. So why is that happening?

·         With discounts and special financing, the profit margins on new cars have dropped considerably, and dealerships have to generate more business through their service departments.

·         At one time, warranty work accounted for about 70 percent of the work done at dealerships. Today, with better, more dependable and longer-lasting cars, that figure has dropped to about 20 percent.

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Merry Christmas, Car!

December 10th, 2015

Sure, your car is a machine. An inanimate object. But when you rely on inanimate objects as much as we do our cars, it’s hard not to get attached to them and Auto Repair in Montgomery ALthink of them as (almost) family. With Christmas right around the corner, how about a little Christmas love for the family member out in the garage?

At Don Duncan’s All American Auto & Tire Centers in Montgomery, AL, we’d like to offer up a few suggestions:

·         Air filter: If your Christmas budget is stretched thin, an air filter’s a great idea for your car. The air filter prevents dust, pollen and other contaminants from entering your fuel system where they can cause damage, ...[more]

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Don’t Go Halfway On Brake Repair

September 9th, 2015
Brake Repair in Montgomery, ALSometimes we get questions about brake repair…we know everyone is trying to save a few bucks on auto repair, but there are things that you just shouldn’t skimp on. One question we sometimes hear is, “can I get by with just replacing one set of brake pads?” The answer to that is yes…and no. 
 
Simple physics shows that while braking, a vehicle’s weight transfers to the front. That’s why most older vehicles were designed with disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the rear, since disc brakes have more braking power. In fact, the front brakes do 70-75% of the work in stopping a vehicle. Think, for instance, of the way that front brakes on a bicycle respond compared to the rear brakes. Since the ...[more]
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Your Auto Repair Shop – And You

August 28th, 2015
Auto Repair in Montgomery, ALWhat is it you’re looking for in any transaction? 
 
Chances are your expectations include honesty, communications, friendly customer service, quality work and a quick turnaround. Or to sum it up with one word…integrity. 
 
At Don Duncan’s All American Automotive & Tire, integrity is exactly what we deliver. We know that there are plenty of competitors out there, including the big-box auto repair chains where you may never see the same service advisor behind the counter twice. We also know there are plenty of auto repair shops that may not be “fly-by-night,” but they can be unscrupulous in the way they deal with customers, with hidden charges and attempts to up-sell on services and auto repai ...[more]
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Fun Facts about the 4th of July

July 1st, 2015
Auto Repair Montgomery, ALIndependence Day is going to be on us before we know it, and it’ll be time to think about road trips out of Montgomery, AL and possibly a little bit of auto repair to get you on your way. But while you’re thinking about that, here are a few fun facts about the 4th that you may not have known. We sure didn’t!
  • Many historians believe that the real Independence Day is July 2nd – it wasn’t until the 4th that Congress signed off on Thomas Jefferson’s declaration. 
  • The only man who signed the document on July 4, 1776 was John Hancock; the rest of them signed in subsequent days. Hancock annoyed other signatories by leaving such a large, flamboyant signature that it left them little room for their ow ...[more]
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Summer Auto Repair Tips

June 25th, 2014

auto repair montgomery alWhether you are planning a family road trip or staying in town- ensuring routine auto repair is up-to-date this summer is imperative to the performance and safety of every vehicle. Easily distressed by summer weather, vehicles can easily fall into decline without proper auto repair and routine maintenance. Prepare for the long summer ahead with the knowledgeable technicians of Don Duncan’s All American Automotive and Tire- the premier auto repair and tire dealership in Montgomery, AL.

Staying current with scheduled maintenance such as belt checks and oil changes are a few minor auto repairs that save time and money to promote the longevity of any vehicle. Schedule an appointment at either Don Duncan’s All American Automotive and Tire location to browse the largest selectio ...[more]

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