It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from a simple problem that requires a little maintenance and TLC or there is real engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your car or truck engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection here at the shop right away.

We have great pride in our military and veterans and honor them on Veterans Day each November 11th.  Did you know how and why it is on November 11th?  The reason dates back to 1918 and pays homage to the date and time the WW I cease fire went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when a temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars” eventhough the official end of the what we refer to as "The Great War" ended with the Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

Did you know that Remanufacturing is Recycling?  Have you considered how your decision to make a major repair to your vehicle affects our environment? We have researched how much energy JASPER utilizes in the remanufacturing process and compared it with information from the Argonne National Lab, a research center for the U.S. Department of Energy.

By averaging the curb weight of three vehicles: a Mercedes-Benz W126, a Hummer H2, and a Toyota Prius, a determination was made on the average amount of energy required in manufacturing vehicles. Energy usage at JASPER, per drivetrain component, was figured and, on average, only 1% of the energy is consumed in remanufacturing a drivetrain component in comparison to manufacturing the entire vehicle.  That is an energy savings of nearly six tons of coal or 1008 gallons of crude oil. Rather than replacing their vehicles, our customers, by purchasing JASPER remanufactured engines, transmissions, and differentials saved enough energy in 2007 to power an estimated 598,000 households, or every residence in a city the size of Washington, D.C., for an entire year!

As we celebrate Labor Day this year, we want to thank you for choosing us for your automotive and truck repair needs.  We come to work each day and raise these garage doors with wrenches in hand but without your trust in our experience and hard work ethics there wouldn't be a garage here to open.  We will continue to work hard to earn that trust and keep your vehicles running in peak shape because that is what we do and we thank you for making it possible!

Took my 93 Wrangler in to get it running smooth again. Dennis J's was straightforward, honest, and inexpensive. They knew exactly what the Jeep needed to get it running and did it. They didn't try to sell me parts I didn't need and had good suggestions for what to fix next if I wanted to do so. I will definitely be going back to finish rebuilding my Jeep. And I will recommend them to anyone with car trouble! -J Hall

Dennis and Gary are absolutely on target. They are the only ones I will trust with my F-350 diesel. They have always taken care of my truck as if it were their own. Such a blessing to have found honest and knowledgeable mechanics for our family of vehicles. -Dana Fristoe

Have you checked your brakes lately?   I know you expect them to stop your car or truck when you step on that brake pedal, but when they don't work as expected it's too late and then you have an accident with damage to your vehicle but more importantly to the people inside your car and those on the road who may be in your path. 

Let's avoid that issue!  Test your brakes by lightly tapping them in different situations when the roads are both wet and dry.   If your vehicle is pulling to one side, your brake pedal pulses up and down or the steering wheel shakes when the brakes are applied, you are very much overdue for a brake check.  Getting in early will save you money as it is always easier to fix a problem before it becomes a huge issue and your brakes are gone requiring new brakes, pads, rotars, and drums. 

When in doubt stop by our shop and have one of our professional automotive repair technicians take a look.    Don't wait until it's too late to solve these problems and let us help you stay safe on the road!  After all, that is the reason we raise these garage doors every day and open these tool boxes.  We love what we do and want to ensure our drivers can stay on the roads longer with their vehicles safer and more cost efficiently.

They have completed multiple jobs on multiple vehicles for my wife and I. They are very affordable and complete the jobs in a very timely manner. They have also never tried to charge me more than the original estimate to complete the job.I do recommend them to my friends and family. I go out of my way just to take our vehicles to them. I never have to worry about price gouging or the quality of their work. I see that many small dealers bring their vehicles here for service. If a dealer is willing to put their reputation and livelihood in Dennis' hands, then I know he and his crew must be good mechanics. -Justin Green

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Dennis Johnson Auto Repair

1114 Old Railroad Bed Rd
Madison, AL 35757
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