Sorted by Archive: July, 2014 ( 12 post/s)

  • The Harm In Skipping An Oil Change For Sarasota Drivers

    Tuesday 29 July 2014

    People in Sarasota have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you’re wondering: What are the key issues? Some new vehicle manufacturers in Sarasota are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles or more. This practice came under scrutiny when four of the largest new car manufacturers announced that owners like those in Sarasota were experiencing engine damage resulting from these higher oil chang... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light

    Saturday 26 July 2014

    Here’s a question for Sarasota, FL motorists: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it’s not there to create ambiance; it’s a warning that something’s wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson’s fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) If your check engine light comes on, check your gas cap. A loose gas cap can cause a false sensor reading that’ll make the check engine light turn on. Check Engine Light Many conditions that trigger the check e... read more

  • The Dave’s Auto Repair Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

    Thursday 24 July 2014

    Modern Sarasota vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle. Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It’s no wonder that when something goes wrong with their Auto... read more

  • Car Battery Replacement At Dave’s Auto Repair In Sarasota

    Monday 21 July 2014

    Hello, welcome to Dave’s Auto Repair. Today’s focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Sarasota runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at Dave’s Auto Repair are those in our customer’s vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, car batteries wear out and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things Sarasota drivers should know when looking for a new battery. Look for two measurements that come into play: cold cranking a... read more

  • Charge It In Sarasota For Extended Battery Life

    Saturday 19 July 2014

    Here’s an interesting statistic for our friends in Sarasota, FL: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates. Why is that? It turns out that it’s our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs, and entertainment computers are keeping car batteries from maintaining a full ch... read more

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