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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trip Inspection

    Sunday 17 August 2014

    North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle’s perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding byways or super... read more

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