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

  • Severe Service Requirements

    Thursday 18 September 2014

    A lot of our viewers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners’ manual. It can be confusing. Let’s clear the air on this subject. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She’s been in the automotive business for 20 years and is a speaker, a trainer, and a writer. Cricket says there’s so much confusion on this topic because, “Most owners’ manuals actually have two... read more

  • Keeping It Green in Sarasota

    Monday 15 September 2014

    At the recent EcoFest held in Sarasota, Dave’s Auto Repair helped support the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences “Generation Green Team” by sponsoring special coupons in the Green Totes that were sold at their booth. These bags are also sponsored by other members of the Green Business Partnership and they help fund activities for the Green Team. Although these bags sell for $15, Dave’s Auto Repair donated electronic coupons for $20 off any se... read more

  • Cabin Air Filter From Dave’s Auto Repair

    Thursday 11 September 2014

    What is a cabin air filter? Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors. These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns. Now not all vehicl... read more

  • Exhaust Service

    Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Whenever we talk about exhaust service, most people normally think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations. Exhaust service has really become exhaust and emissions service. High-te... read more

  • Can Car Scent Keep You Safe On The Roads?

    Monday 08 September 2014

    Here’s a travel tip that’ll I’ll bet you didn’t know, and, it might keep you safer… The average American commuter in FL spends two and a half hours daily in their car. The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is the number one traffic safety concern.) So what does this have to do with how your car smells while you’re driving around FL? Well, which scent did you think makes drivers more alert? Is it... read more

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