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Questions to ask my mechanic
What Questions Should I Ask my Auto Mechanic When my Car Needs Repairs?
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Computer Update, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems   •   Monday August 29, 2022

Your car needs repairs, and you know it’s time to visit the mechanic. It’s been a while since you visited a repair shop, and you’re wondering how to do your due diligence. You may wonder, “what should I ask my auto mechanic?” If so, you’re not alone.  In this blog, we’ll explain the top questions…

AC service
4 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Car’s AC System
Classic Car Repair, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Tuesday April 26, 2022

Cold air: it’s a refreshing addition to any car – especially in the heat of a Florida summer. If you want to stay cool and comfortable this summer, knowing how to take care of your car’s AC system is critical. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few simple ways to take care of your car’s…

prolong the life of your car
5 Tips on How to Prolong the Life of Your Car
Brakes, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday March 28, 2022

A car is one of the biggest investments we make. Because of that, it’s smart to find ways to prolong the life of your car.  The longer your car lasts, the less money you will have to spend on replacing or repairing the vehicle.  Fortunately, we are here to help. In this blog, we will…

save money at the gas pump
5 Tips to Save Money at the Gas Pump
Battery Service, Computer Update, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday February 28, 2022

Gas prices are surging right now. According to the latest consumer inflation reading, energy prices have spiked by 34% in recent months, reaching their highest level since 1982.  If you’ve been feeling pain at the pump lately, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. In this blog, we’ll…

classic car restoration
Is Classic Car Restoration a Good Investment?
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Cooling System, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Thursday December 30, 2021

There’s nothing like a beautifully restored classic car. Whether you see them at a classic car show or cruising down Main Street on a sunny Saturday, they’re enough to take your breath away. Classic car restoration can be a rewarding hobby, but it’s not for everyone. If you’ve ever wondered whether restoring classic cars is…

why is antifreeze important
Why is Antifreeze Important in Florida?
Classic Car Repair, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Saturday November 20, 2021

Florida is a warm state. On average, we have the mildest winters in the entire Continental United States – with temperatures seldom dipping below the 40-50 degree range.  You might ask, then, why any of us in warm climates need antifreeze in our cars. Isn’t that stuff reserved for frigid climates that endure weeks of…

dealerships vs independent mechanics
Are Dealerships Better Than Independent Mechanics to Fix My Car?
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Computer Update, Cooling System, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Suspension Systems   •   Saturday July 24, 2021

When your car needs an oil change or routine service, where do you turn? If you’re like most car owners, you wonder whether to head to your local dealerships or an independent shop. Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure where to go for their car repair needs. As it turns out,…

windshield wiper fluid
What’s the Best Windshield Wiper Fluid to Use?
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Monday April 26, 2021

We all know safe driving is important. Fortunately, being a safe driver is as easy as paying a bit of extra attention to your car, and conducting regular auto repair and maintenance. One of the best (and simplest) things you can do to keep your car running safe and strong is to check its windshield…

engine oil
Which Engine Oil is the Best For My Car?
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Friday March 26, 2021

Engine oil is critical to keeping your car running well. Regular oil changes keep your engine in good shape and help avoid unnecessary wear and tear. But when your mechanic asks what kind of engine oil you want, you might not be sure how to answer.  In this post, we’ll discuss the different types of…

choosing a mechanic
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Mechanic to Fix Your Car
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Thursday February 25, 2021

Choosing a mechanic: it’s a big decision, and it can be difficult to make. After all, there are dozens of auto shop options out there, and establishing a relationship with a new mechanic is a big deal.  Fortunately, our team has a few tips to make the process easier. Let’s dive in. 5 Questions to…

cold weather
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Car in the South?
Battery Service, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Thursday January 28, 2021

Winter has arrived, and it’s been hitting Pensacola especially hard this year. The freezing and near-freezing temps are tough on people and cars alike – especially because we experience them so infrequently. Fortunately, avoiding car troubles is as easy as understanding the impact of cold weather, and knowing how to work around it.  Here are…

different fluids your car needs
What are the Different Fluids Your Car Needs? (and How Often Should You Check Them?)
Battery Service, Brakes, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Monday December 28, 2020

Your car is like a marathon runner: it needs fluids to keep going. But, how do you know which fluids those are and when to replace or check them? In this post, our mechanics share their top tips on fluid maintenance for your car or truck.  7 Critical Fluids Your Car Needs As a car…

overheating car
What to do When Your Car Overheats
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Monday October 19, 2020

You trust your car to run well and to get you where you need to go. So what happens when your engine starts overheating? This can be a scary situation, and knowing what to do is critical. Here’s our complete guide to handling an overheating engine like a pro: Why Overheating Happens Before you can…

Fleet Maintenance
Why Fleet Maintenance is Extremely Important to Your Bottom Line
Battery Service, Computer Update, Cooling System, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems   •   Monday March 16, 2020

If you want your company to be as efficient as possible, safeguarding your vehicles and drivers is essential. After all, your fleet is what allows you to get the job done, and unnecessary truck repair only costs you downtime and negative customer impressions. In this post, we’ll talk about why fleet maintenance is so essential,…

spring break car tips
How to Prepare Your Car for Spring Break & Summer Road Trips
Battery Service, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday February 24, 2020

Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning all those fun adventures you’ll take as the weather warms up. Before you hit the road, though, you need to think about car care. If you were going to run a marathon, you’d hit the gym to prepare first, right? Why should…

winterize your vehicle
Important Steps to Winterize your Vehicles
Battery Service, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Thursday November 14, 2019

The seasons are changing, and winter is upon us. This means that it’s time to pull those cool-weather layers out of the closet and bundle up. It also means it’s time to winterize your vehicle. Your car has dozens of moving parts, and cold weather can put many of those at risk. Fortunately, you can…

hot humid weather car care tips
How Does Hot, Humid Weather Affect Your Car?
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday August 19, 2019

There are lots of great ways to take good care of your car & truck, even when the weather outside is hot & humid. Here’s what you need to know. Why Car Maintenance Matters in Humid Environments Extreme heat takes a toll on your car. Because car engines toss off heat as they operate, running…

How to Tell if you Have the Proper Amount of AntiFreeze
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Tuesday November 27, 2018

Anti-freeze: it’s a critical component in your car’s cooling system. And it’s especially crucial during the cold winter months. While many people know what antifreeze is (and that it’s toxic to pets), not everyone understands what it does or how to check that their car has enough of it. Here’s what you need to know…

check the coolant
Keep You and Your Car Cool and Remember to Check the Coolant
Cooling System, Maintenance   •   Monday April 16, 2018

Check the Coolant to Avoid Engine Damage Did you forget to check the coolant in your vehicle again? Now, you find yourself standing on the side of the road while your car, truck or SUV blows off some steam. Ugh! Avoid this sad situation and have the cooling system in your car serviced regularly. It…

add antifreeze or coolant this winter
Add Antifreeze or Coolant This Winter to Protect Your Car from Freezing
Cooling System   •   Monday December 11, 2017

Despite our balmy winter weather most days, vehicle owners should prepare to add antifreeze or coolant this winter. The last thing you want is an unexpected costly repair bill on top of your holiday spending. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, a toxic colorless, odorless and sweet liquid. If concentrated, the additive should be diluted to 50…