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Gill's Service Center Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

ShopGill's Service Center has been providing customers in the Harpersville, AL 35078 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1962. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.

We provide a range of services, including Car & Truck Care, Electronic Services, Electrical Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Engine & Transmission, Miscellaneous Services, Towing, Transmission Services, and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.

To learn more about our services, call us at 205-672-2264 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Harpersville.

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    Vehicle Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    What Our Customers Are Saying

    reviewiconThe staff is very friendly.
    Car & Truck Care, near Harpersville, AL
    They are very knowledgeable and helpful and go out of their way to help you with whatever you need. Will definitely use again
    , 01/21/2020

    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Harpersville, AL
    Some times service takes a little time but they ALWAYS find the problem with our vehicle and repair it. Great place to take your car for service.
    , 01/01/2020

    reviewiconBrakes, near Harpersville, AL
    These guys are AWESOME!! From the front counter to the mechanics!! Thanks for helping me with my brake problem?
    , 12/20/2019

    reviewiconThorough and Honest
    Car & Truck Care, near Harpersville, AL
    These are some of the best mechanics I have been to. They will go into detail with what they will have to do and what your best option for solving the problem your car is having. My car just needed a tune up and they did that and apparently some oil had gotten somewhere they couldn't see and it popped one of my cylinder heads the day after I got it back they fixed it free of charge. They had drove it 3 times before they even called me to make sure everything was working fine. They will do what needs to be done and make sure you are safe to go. The prices aren't bad either.
    , 11/27/2019

    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Harpersville, AL
    Thank you so much for your prompt service today! Everyone was so kind and helpful!
    , 10/10/2019

    reviewiconFamily owned business that we trust.
    Car & Truck Care, near Harpersville, AL
    We know the family that owns and has owned and operated this establishment for three generations. They are the salt of the earth! Their associates are equally special as they work to diagnose and resolve your automobile/truck issues efficiently, accurately and economically. This is a place where we would continue to take our vehicles for service even if we didn't know the family. We, like many, many others come from far away to avail ourselves of their service. We would recommend that you do yourself the service of trying them out for yourself. We believe you will be just as impressed as we are!
    , 09/02/2019

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