Sorted by Archive: May, 2014 ( 11 post/s)

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Sarasota, FL

    Friday 30 May 2014

    A lot of gas is wasted in the Gulf Gate Estates area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let’s start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That’s why there’s a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently. Dave’s Auto Repair Fuel System Cleaning The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivere... read more

  • Battery Replacement For Your Automobile

    Tuesday 27 May 2014

    Modern cars and trucks in and around Gulf Gate Estates run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today’s vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then we have all the power outlets for our cell... read more

  • Keep Your Cool In Sarasota: Air Conditioning Service

    Monday 26 May 2014

    Most Sarasota drivers wait for their air conditioning to fail before they service it at Dave’s Auto Repair. That’s because many Sarasota and Gulf Gate Estates motorists don’t really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the Automobile air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cool). So sometimes, even t... read more

  • Nighttime Visibility In Sarasota

    Monday 26 May 2014

    There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Sarasota area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let’s focus on visibility… It’s said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can’t be seen until yo... read more

  • Customer Detective Work

    Saturday 24 May 2014

    One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Dave’s Auto Repair in Sarasota, FL is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So it’s challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it’s not something obvious, i... read more

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