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  • Is Your Sarasota Driving Severe?

    Saturday 09 August 2014

    People near Sarasota, FL often ask Dave’s Auto Repair how often they should have a particular service done. It’s a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner’s manual, or have your Sarasota, FL service advisor at Dave’s Auto Repair look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service schedules. One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. Service intervals are shorter on the severe service sched... read more

  • Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

    Sunday 03 August 2014

    Today we’ll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that “modern cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free”. Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Sarasota Bigfoot fans, but this maintenance-free myth has more evidence than most. If we look at some isolated areas of auto maintenance, we could conclude that maintenance isn’t so important. But other areas would just as easily lead y... 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

  • To Save Gas Around Sarasota: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service

    Friday 04 July 2014

    One topic that hits the news in Sarasota on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some FL motorists is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us who don’t want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Dave’s Auto Repair is one of the best ways Sarasota motorists can keep their pickup running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. When you give... read more

  • Following Recommended Service Intervals For Your Automobile

    Tuesday 01 July 2014

    If you’re reading this article in Sarasota, FL, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your service technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say “no”, you might be harming your Automobile or risking your family’s safety. At the risk of soundi... read more

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