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Axles

Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They’re strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble. Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle seals leak, causing the axle to wear out prematurely. Lubricant leaks out, and…

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Air Conditioning

Let’s talk about air conditioning service and repair issues for the Tampa, FL area. Most of us in Tampa we don’t give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it’s making cold air. But it’s a complex and expensive system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air. The refrigerant in the air…

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Anti-Locking Brake System

We rely on our brakes to safely slow and stop our vehicles. You’ve probably had the experience where you’ve slammed on your brakes and started to skid. When your wheels are locked up, you are just sliding over the road. And if the road is wet or slick or covered with gravel – you really…

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Radiator Fan

Radiator Fans Tampa residents who are old enough have probably heard the term “fan belt”. Back in the day the radiator fan in your vehicle was turned by a belt driven by the engine. There are still belt driven fans, although most are now driven by the serpentine belt. But most Tampa vehicles now have…

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Why Tampa Drivers Need To Change Their Transmission Fl

The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you see in used fluid is actually bits of clutch material. This grit flowing through your transmission under pressure eats away at seals and gaskets which can lead to leaks. The transmission operates at very high temperatures – much higher than engine temperatures. Those high temperatures…

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Timing Belt

Let’s address a very important maintenance item for everyone in Tampa FL – timing belt replacement. It’s important because letting this one slide can lead to very expensive engine damage. Your timing belt choreographs the timing of your combustion process. Your pistons travel up and down in the cylinder. Intake valves open at the right time to let…

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Fuel System

I’d like to give our friends in Tampa, FL, a quick overview of the fuel system. It starts with the fuel pump. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter whose job is to filter out dirt before it hits the engine. Then…

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Preventive Maintenance Schedules

Auto Pro Tech Question on Engine Failure Nov 5th, 2017 Auto Pro Tech Question: I’m Collins of Tampa. I had my engine go out and had to have it completely re-done at Auto Pro in Tampa. What could I have done to prevent this? Auto Pro Tech Answer: You’ve got to feel for Collins: an…

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Wheel Bearings

Simple Answers from Auto Pro for Tampa: Wheel Bearings Sep 13th, 2017 Question: I remember my dad having the shop “pack the bearings” on the family car. Is this something I need to have done? Auto Pro Answer: That’s a really good question. At one time, all wheel bearings were “serviceable” and needed to be…

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