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Transmissions

Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time for most Tampa drivers. But like any other machine, they’ll eventually wear out and need repair. So let’s focus on what FL drivers can do to push that day off as far as possible. The first thing Tampa drivers can do…

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Items Most Stolen From Vehicles

What item is most often stolen from vehicles? Is it: (A) Stereo (B) Wheels (C) Air Bag (D) DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft – approximately 50,000 a year nationally in the United States. New airbags…

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The Auto Pro Guide to Buying a Used Vehicle

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Tampa drivers. But how can we know we’re getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else’s problems? There are good used vehicles for sale in the Tampa area. Cars are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a…

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Thermostat

The thermostat is part of your cooling system. Tampa residents’ vehicle thermostats perform a similar function to the thermostats in their homes. At home, you set your thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature range. When your home gets too hot, the air conditioning kicks on and when it gets too cool, the heater turns on. Now your…

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Heat and Traffic Jams

    Question: What is a severe service maintenance schedule? Auto Pro Answer: When I was a kid in Tampa, Sunday meant having a bath, getting dressed for church and then hanging up my Sunday clothes soon as we got home. Mom didn’t have to wash those clothes but once a month or so. Now,…

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Check Engine Light

When your Check Engine light comes on, you may be torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. That’s perfectly understandable. That same Check Engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a loose gas cap. There’s a…

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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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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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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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