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  • 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

  • Using Proper Fluids In Your Automobile Or Other Vehicle

    Monday 11 August 2014

    Today Dave’s Auto Repair is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It’s become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It’s not that people in FL are confused as much as they don’t realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to stop by Dave’s Auto Repair. You can find us on 4547 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, FL 34233. Just give us a call at Let’s take engine oil. Twen... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics For Sarasota Motorists

    Friday 01 August 2014

    Some Sarasota auto owners wonder why Dave’s Auto Repair and other Sarasota auto repair shops charge a fee for diagnostic services. Think about it: When you hire a local Sarasota HVAC technician to check out a problem with your air conditioner you’ll probably pay a diagnostic fee. When you visit your Fruitville doctor for a health problem, you pay the physician to diagnose the ailment and of course for the tests that go along with it. On Board Diagnostics For Sarasota Motorists So receiving a... 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

  • Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

    Wednesday 16 July 2014

    No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Sarasota residents and to fix the affected cars free of charge. The vehicle manufacturer then tries to contact all Sarasota drivers who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their Sarasota service center. To find out if your c... read more

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