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  • Dave’s Auto Repair Radiator Service

    Thursday 04 September 2014

    The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent. Dave’s Auto Repair 4547 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34233 () The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then goes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to red... read more

  • Synthetic Oil For Sarasota Autos

    Tuesday 02 September 2014

    If you aren’t currently using synthetic motor oil in your Sarasota vehicle, maybe now’s the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn’t gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Sarasota, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synth... read more

  • Fuel Injectors

    Monday 25 August 2014

    The last new car sold with a carburetor in North America rolled out of the dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injection is a much more precise way of delivering fuel than carburetors. That t... read more

  • Improve Gas Mileage in Sarasota

    Friday 22 August 2014

    Do you find yourself filling up more often than you used to in Sarasota? Do you have a clue what your average highway/city MPG is on I-94 or driving through downtown, or what it should be? Bad gas mileage is caused by one of three factors: driving conditions, environmental conditions and/or vehicle conditions. Factors: Road conditions in Sarasota Frequent braking followed by brief spurts of acceleration at low-speeds can have an adverse affect on your gas mileage. Consider alternate routes, b... read more

  • Saving Lives In Sarasota With Tire Pressure

    Sunday 17 August 2014

    All new passenger vehicles on our Sarasota, FL roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is twenty percent below the factory recommendation. So if the recommen... read more

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