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Sorted by Archive: March, 2014 ( 7 post/s)

  • Keep Your Sarasota Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

    Thursday 27 March 2014

    This is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your Sarasota car burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean. That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn’t, well, it can lead to costly problems. Of course, your manufacturer recommends intervals for c... read more

  • Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles In Sarasota FL

    Sunday 23 March 2014

    Before the recession hit, the median age for cars in the Sarasota, FL area (zip code: 34233 ) was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Dave’s Auto Repair we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Sarasota area, bring it in for high-mileage maintenance: Dave’s Auto Repair 4547 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34233 () Many people in Sarasota are keeping their vehicles longer. The economy has influenced that, but the fact that... read more

  • Tire Tread Depth for Sarasota FL

    Monday 17 March 2014

    So, when are your tires actually worn out? This is a question a lot of us in Sarasota, FL ask ourselves. For many, the answer is ‘when they no longer pass a safety inspection’. But waiting that long can have a serious impact on your safety. The U.S. Federal government doesn’t have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Two other states, including California, consider... read more

  • Coolant Service at Dave’s Auto Repair

    Thursday 13 March 2014

    Our cars have to operate in a wide range of Sarasota, FL temperatures and our engine coolant must be able to perform ‘no matter what’. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant works. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive… And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials... read more

  • Smooth Shifting in Sarasota FL: Transmission Service

    Friday 07 March 2014

    So you have some exciting plans for the FL weekend. You’re going to take some of your Sarasota, FL friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. But you want to make sure that your Automobile maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of Sarasota. There’s hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and its going t... read more

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