Repair Services

  • Brake Issues - Solutions

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    Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

  • Diagnosing a Bad Brake Master Cylinder

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    Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has gone bad. At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

  • Do You Need A New Flex Plate?

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    What does a flex plate do, and how do you know if yours is faulty? Your vehicle may be telling you things you may not know. Link Automotive Services in Nashville has the answers you need.

  • Do you need tires? How do you decide?

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    Tires are what keeps your vehicle rolling, literally. Many people have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. At Link Automotive Services , we want to break it down for you so that it's easier to understand. There are four main categories of tires, and the right ones for you will depend on the kind of driving you do. Let's talk more about that! 

  • How Critical Are Belts On Your Vehicle?

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    Your drive belts are simple but integral components to the function of your car, truck, or SUV. At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, belts are one of the first things we assess when looking over a vehicle, as they alone are in charge of operating your AC, water pump, alternator, and power steering.

  • How Important are Your Drive Belts?

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    Your drive belts run everything - your AC, power steering, alternator, and water pump are all dependent on the belts that turn them. At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, our goal is to keep your truck maintained, so you’re never stuck out on the road. Drive belts are a critical part of that goal.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Link Automotive Services in Nashville.  Unless you’re lucky enough to own a car with a transmission dipstick, inspecting the gear oil in a manual transmission is a lot more inconvenient than doing so with an automatic, or checking your engine oil. The car must be jacked up, supported, and the oil checked from underneath. As a result, you may just want to change it when the time is right. But how do you know when that time comes?

  • How often should you get your filters replaced?

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    Your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with various filters that keep the air going into your engine clean, the air you breathe in the vehicle, the fuel that supplies your engine, and the oil that keeps it going. How often should you have them replaced? It depends on the filter, the vehicle, and the environment. Here’s what you need to know, from Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN.

  • Looks Like A Problem? YES!

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    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.

  • Low Tires Are Real Trouble For Your Vehicle

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    It is often the last thing you check and statistically, most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. We thought it important to share the real facts about tires for our area drivers.

  • Pumping Brakes No Longer Necessary

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    At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.  First, it should be noted that the ABS light is supposed to illuminate for a few seconds after you turn the key, as part of a system test. If the light stays illuminated or comes on again randomly, there’s an issue somewhere that must be addressed.

  • Routine Battery Check-Ups

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    As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked, or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Modern vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on.

    Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard-earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, our mechanics are familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them.

  • Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

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    We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Nashville car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

  • Top Questions to Ask About Routine Service

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    Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance here at Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, where we are good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your car. You know when your car feels off when it's been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop;

  • What Causes Transmission Failure?

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    At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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    At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

    Sludge - If oil stays in an engine too long, sludge begins to build up anywhere oil can go. The oil absorbs tiny debris and contaminants, kind of like a liquid sponge - once it’s at capacity, that oil begins to stick, clog, and build up throughout the engine. Small veins that carry oil to components like actuators, turbos, and bearings will become blocked, starving critical components of oil and causing component or engine failure.

  • What should you do if you blow a tire?

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    The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN, here’s what you need to do.

  • Why do vehicles burn oil?

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    When your car, truck, or SUV is burning oil, it can be frustrating and costly. There are numerous reasons an engine will burn oil - these range from an altogether worn out engine to a simple part replacement. At Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN we want to keep you informed, here's what you need to know about why your engine might be burning oil.

  • Why you need routine service.

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    Routine services are routine for a good reason. Schedule them with us here so we can be sure that your vehicle stays in the best shape. Here’s a look into what happens when routine services aren’t performed, from Link Automotive Services in Nashville, TN.

  • Jasper Pref
  • 247towing
  • Acdelco
  • Ari Fleet
  • Asa
  • ASE
  • BF Goodrich
  • BG Products
  • Blue Ox
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Cooper Tires
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Draw-Tite Hitches
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Enterprise
  • Fleet Services
  • Goodyear
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Hankook Tires
  • Hunter
  • Kelly Tires
  • Michelin
  • MACS
  • Mastercraft
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Onan Generators
  • Reese Hitches
  • RV Repair
  • State Inspection
  • Sumitomo Tires
  • Tires
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal
  • Valvoline
  • Wifi Available
  • Wright Fleet

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